January 29, 2000
VALABLE AID ARRIVES FROM THE
will benefit 18 northern rural municipalities and the Atlantic Coast
has no boundaries. Under this premise, the U.S.-based humanitarian
organization, “Wings of Valor” brought to Nicaragua a valuable
shipment consisting of medical supplies and school materials, which will
be distributed in 18 municipalities of northern Nicaragua and the
donation valued at over half a million dollars was received by
Arnoldo Aleman, President of Nicaragua, and First Lady Maria
Fernanda Flores de Aleman, in the presence of Oliver P. Garza, U.S.
shipment was transported under the auspices of the Denton Program of the
U.S. military, which serves to support non-governmental organizations,
which donate goods to different countries in the world.
Aleman praised the work of Janet Ray Weininger, founder of “Wings of
Valor” who has been instrumental in providing assistance to
rural areas destroyed by Hurricane Mitch.
being Nicaraguan, she cares about our people, specially the distressed
in habitants of the Coco River and the town of Wiwilí which lost
everything to Hurricane Mitch. [Janet], a U.S. citizen, has demonstrated
her sensitivity toward others in need. She came with assistanc4e
immediately after the hurricane struck.
She is also a good friend of commissioner Reboredo”, stated the
Ray Weininger explained that the donated goods were collected in several
cities of the United States and they include medicines, wheel chairs,
beds, clothes, and school materials.
stated that his government expects to continue providing support to
cooperative programs for Nicaragua.
He added, “This is the third flight which arrived. This is additional assistance, which is made up of donations
collected by private U.S. citizens.
The U.S. Air Force puts its planes to their disposition to
transport donations to the countries where the assistance is
needed,” added the U.S. diplomat.
distribution of the donations earmarked to the rural municipalities
will be coordinated by the Organization of American States (OAS).