NY paramedic flies food, supplies to Puerto Rico

Jet911 airlift service founder Eli Rowe packed the company’s private jet with thousands of pounds of food and 10 volunteers

By EMS1 Staff

NEW YORK — A volunteer paramedic took 10 volunteers and thousands of pounds of supplies to Puerto Rico to help Hurricane Maria victims.

NBC New York reported that Eli Rowe, who owns private medical airlift service Jet911, packed the company’s private jet with supplies and a group of volunteers, including paramedics and doctors and headed to the U.S. territory.

"We were literally going door-to-door asking if people needed help," Rowe said.

Rowe also returned with four evacuees who were desperate to get out. Passengers cheered as the plane touched down in New York.

Rowe’s jet also flew supplies and volunteers to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston and has made other trips around the world in the wake of disasters.


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