This past Saturday night at The Flying W located in Medford, NJ was the 1st Annual NJS Charity Event. All the proceeds went to Angel Flight NE, a nonprofit charity that helps people get to the care centers they need by way of planes flown by volunteer pilots. Baskets upon baskets lined the outskirt of the tent from all types of companies looking to make a difference in someone’s life. Raffle tickets were sold and included in the price of admission was dinner, dessert, an open bar, and what would a night out be without a dance floor?
Angel Flight NE started in 1996 and has since had over 65,000 flights and now gives flights to those in 9 North Eastern states. With approximately 1,000 pilots, they try to make getting to and from care centers easy as they assist those who can’t take public transportation, those living in remote areas, and those who need immediate attention and they do this all for free. From pilots to “Earth Angels” there is no shortage of volunteer positions available to those who wish to lend a helping hand. While 40% of patients are children, Angel Flight NE transports all ages with many different illnesses to the centers that specialize or can properly treat their specific illness. (Angel Flight NE)
At the end of the night when all the baskets were given out, the raffle tickets called, stomachs full, and feet resting from all the dancing, NJS was able to raise much more than the original goal. Any amount would have been worth the countless hours everyone put in but the final tally really meant something to everyone here at NJS. We’re hoping this is the first of many successful charity events.
Thank you to all of those who came out along with everyone who volunteered their time and donated baskets to support this great cause. Please visit Angel Flight NE’s website if you are interested in volunteering, would like to attend one of their charity events, or just want to know more about the great things Angel Flight NE is doing.
“Angel Flight NE.” Angel Flight NE. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2016.