Huffington Post Reports on Afya’s Airlift to Puerto Rico

Huffington Post Reports on Afya’s Airlift to Puerto Rico

Essential Medical Supplies Arrive in Vieques from New York Area Donors

FARMINGDALE, NY / SAN JUAN, PR – September 29 – A shipment of nearly a thousand pounds of essential medicines including antibiotics, vaccines, asthma and diabetes drugs has landed in San Juan. The items are bound for medical facilities here and on the nearby islands of Vieques and Culebra.

The delivery was shipped Friday morning by private jet from Long Island’s Republic Airport to San Juan’s Isla Grande airport, a regional airport near Old San Juan.

The shipment, its delivery and distribution, was facilitated by Vieques Love, a newly formed relief organization with contributions of medical supplies and medicine from the AFYA Foundation, the Greater New York Hospital Association and local NY area doctors and pharmacies.


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  1. Please help me help others... we are a small Foundation from PR. We are sending aid out of Florida to PR were we teamed up with Caribbean Flyers who fly it to remote areas of PR. The plane returns with patients in need of urgent care. I see you are helping PR and would love to join forces! My name is Zorimar Betancourt, Stefano Steenbakkers Betancourt Mom. He was murdered in PR 5 years ago. He gave the gift of life to 5 people, and keeps helping others live from Heaven!