Thanks to your support, multiple clubs have been able to reopen for flying after facing devastating hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Your donations to the Programs Fund have helped ensure that recovery efforts have been swift and effective, and the Disaster Relief Grant will help many clubs in the future.
Included in this post are photos from some of the clubs that have been helped by the grant this year. It is currently early September 2023, and the hurricane season is just beginning.
The Cape Coral R/Sea Hawks club was damaged by Hurricane Ian in September 2022. Although the Florida club is not located next to the ocean, the strong wing strung debris across the flying site and destroyed a shelter. The club's field was able to reopen within a few days of the hurricane. It plans to replace the shelter that protects pilots from the sun in October 2023.
If your club or another club nearby is damaged by a natural disaster, please consider applying for a Disaster Relief Grant. Please also consider donating to the Programs Fund, which supports this and other worthwhile grants.