piper to coordinate air lift of medical supplies needed for hurricane disaster relief

September 10, 2019

Piper Aircraft will be collecting donations of medical supplies needed in the Bahamas following the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian. Throughout the week, the supplies that are received by Piper Aircraft, will be expedited to Abaco Island’s Marsh Harbour, using air lift provided by Piper Aircraft and Piper’s M-Class owners.

 “Immediately following Hurricane Dorian, I tasked the team with identifying ways to support the disaster relief in the Bahamas. We closely monitored the evolving situation with the goal of determining the best point of entry for providing relief support”, said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft.  “At the end of last week we had lengthy conversations with several organizations including our M-Class owners group – MMOPA. Based on these conversations we identified that the need for medical supplies was the most critical and that the ability to quickly transport these items into key areas within the Bahamas is paramount.  We established the contacts on the ground who can make certain that the supplies get into the right hands, and now we need to focus our attention on gathering the supplies quickly.”

 Piper Aircraft will be gathering as many of the needed medical supplies as possible and will fly them directly into Marsh Harbor using, in most cases, Piper products. .  The Piper team will be making their own donations to the cause, but hope that the local community will continue to rally behind the disaster relief effort as the recovery will be long and hard.

 The needed supplies are as follows (anyone can donate):

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  • Children’s Ibuprofen
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  • Children’s Dimenhydrinate – Dramamine
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  • Children’s Loratadine (Claritin)
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  • Diclofenac Gel (Icy hot cream / ben gay)
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  • Bacitracin / Neosporin gel
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  1. Antifungal Cream
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  1. Alcohol Prep Pads
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  • Hydrocortisone cream
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  1. Ibuprofen
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  • Exam Gloves
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  1. Antacid
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  • Benadryl
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  • Bandages (band aids all sizes – particularly finger and knuckle)
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  • Sterile Gauze
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  • Unsterile Gauze
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  • Over the counter pain medication (Aleve, Advil, etc….)
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  • Hydrogen Peroxide
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  • Nasonex
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  • Hand Sanitizer
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  • Face Masks
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  • Female Hygiene products

Additional Medical Supplies:

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  • Voltaren 75 mg
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  1. Arcoxia 60 mg 90mg
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  • Paper bed rolls
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  • Flexeril 5 mg 10 mg
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  • Prednisone 5 mg and 10 mg tabs
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  • Suture trays
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  • Sterile Gauze
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  • Synthroid 50 mg
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  • Synthroid 100mg
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  • Cephalexin
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  • Mycoten
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  • Tobrex
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  • Tobradex
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  • Vigamox
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  • Pataday / Olopatadine
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  • Bisoprolol
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  • Non-rebreather mask
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  • Tetanus Injections
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  • Dtap injections
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  • Face masks
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  • C-collars
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  • Back boards
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  • Sam splint
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  • Oxygen masks
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  • BP cuffs
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  1. AED pads
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  • Suction catheters
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  • Pressure bandages
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  • Tourniquets
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  • Surgical sponges
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  • Glucometer
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  • NPA all sizes
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  • OPA all sizes
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  • Life band for auto pulse
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  • Finger pulse oximeter
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  • Suture
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  • Medsilk 3,2,4,5
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  • Prolene 2,3,4,5
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  • Blue
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  • Fluids
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  • NS IV 1L
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  • 500 IB NS 500 ML
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  1. 100 ml NS
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  1. IV fluid sodium chloride
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  1. IV flued 5% dextrose

Anyone interested in donating new/unused medical supplies may drop them off at 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Fl 32960 at the visitor’s entrance (c/o Dorian Hurricane Relief). For questions or to coordinate donations, please contact: Piper Aircraft’s Hurricane Relief team at 772-299-2900.