RE: [volunteerism-314] New Meetup: Challenge Air Fly Day to inspire children with disabilities or serious illnesses

From: Connie
Sent on: Saturday, May 30, 2009 11:21 AM

Will there be a place that we will all meet prior to the shift…this is my first Challenge Air meetup?  I signed up for the original date, before it was moved so I’m assuming I’m still on the volunteer list.

 

Connie

 

 

 


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Tim Gorts
Sent: Saturday, May 30,[masked]:32 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [volunteerism-314] New Meetup: Challenge Air Fly Day to inspire children with disabilities or serious illnesses

 

Announcing a new Meetup for Volunteer Love!!

What: Challenge Air Fly Day to inspire children with disabilities or serious illnesses

When: June 6,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Volunteer Love Opportunity: Challenge Air Fly Day

Please join me for one of the most magical experiences you will ever have in your life!! I will be posting many more volunteer events very soon but rsvp for this one asap or today for a day that will leave your heart full of hope and inspiration!! Please take time today to forward this to a friend or someone in need of a the feeling of gratitude you get from giving to others.

Saturday, June 6th, we will need volunteers for shifts 730AM-noon and noon-5PM at the McKinney Air Park .

I am also looking for 2 Assistant Organizers that can devote 15 minutes a week to help organize events. Please email me or call me for details to help organize events that will change the world!

For Challenge Air's children with disabilities or serious illnesses, Fly Days make possibilities open up like the endless sky. What a life-changing travel experience at 1,500 feet in the air the children will take the controls and fly the airplane themselves and see that everything in life is possible.

We will take volunteers in shifts (7:30-noon, noon-5pm) . Challenge Air is requesting assistance with event set-up and break-down, registration, serving breakfast and lunch, attendants for bounce houses, crafts, face painting, etc. and most importantly each pilot will be assigned a team of three "Loaders" whose task it is to escort them to and from the plane, safely load and unload the children on the plane, and post flight escort them back to the red carpet cheer line where they are presented with their wings. Presently they have 30 pilots and they plan to have 100 children attend and we are setting our intentions for more. Last event I was at the cheerleading section cheering the kids while getting on and off the planes. I will be doing that again! It was a blast, but you can choose any position you want. You can also choose your shift or stay all day if you choose. Last event a pilot took some of us up to cruise around after the event was over and it was a blast!

If you have a special needs child or know of one that would enjoy this event please complete the registration form on the Challenge Air website and invite them to our group. (Challenge Air Participant Registration) https://challengeair.com/registration/participant.php

If you are planning to attend this meet-up please complete the Volunteer registration form on the Challenge Air website to provide them with an accurate headcount. All volunteers will attend a presentation and then will break out into smaller groups for task specific orientation.


You must register as a volunteer at their website.....

Indicate that you are with Volunteer Love from meetup during the registration process.

Registration Link: https://challengeair.com/registration/volunteer.php


Please contact me here if you have any questions. I hope that you will be as excited as I am to participate in making these kids' dreams come true.

Challenge Air Pilot Theron Wright explains, "Once we get up to altitude and turn the controls over to the children we ask, 'If you can fly this plane what can't you do?" But it's in the air that the transformation takes place. Once up to altitude it is the time for the child spread their wings in ways most never thought possible. The volunteer Challenge Air pilot assumes co-pilot status while the youngster takes over piloting the aircraft. Suddenly Theron's question becomes their own. "If I can fly this plane, what is there that can't I do?"

Pilot Theron Wright measures success in smiles-per-mile. He and his colleagues at Challenge Air have logged more than 3,500 smiles with their unique approach to opening new vistas for children with disabilities. As their Ground Crew...let's measure our success in smiles-per-hour!


Learn more about Challenge Air Events here: https://challengeair.com

Space is limited so sign up today! Share this amazing opportunity of Volunteer Love with your friends today. Many more events and some social meetups will also be posted very soon! Tim Gorts

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Loveandhope/calendar/10528447/




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