Tropic Air and its partners donated $500 to the Dangriga Red Cross this week as part of the airline’s ‘#TropicGivesBack’ charitable campaign.
The Red Cross donation is just the first of Tropic Air’s 2016 initiative.
“Every year, our staff and customers, come together to raise much needed funds for a variety of charities with the joint goal of making a lasting impact,” Tropic Air President, John Greif III said.
Tropic Air Chief Executive Officer, Steve Schulte said that through the initiative the company seeks to show its support for the work the Dangriga Red Cross is doing in the Southern Districts.
He also mentioned that the initiative was a combined effort between the employees who volunteered their time and responsive customers who made donations.
Schulte said Tropic Air encourages its customers to donate to causes that they are passionate about.
The Dangriga Red Cross is part of the larger Belize Red Cross Society, which operates seven branches countrywide. The Red Cross Society has been operating in Belize since 1914 and across the world with 189 member agencies. In 1983 the Red Cross began its presence in Dangriga.
Their work which is carried out by trained volunteers, includes disaster risk reduction and mitigation; HIV & AIDS prevention through education and other forms of social assistance.
Tropic Air was founded in 1979 by John Greif III. It has a staff of over 300 employees and carries out more than 200 flights daily to 18 destinations within Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.