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Agape Flights loads delivery of food and Christmas gifts for the Bahamas

Posted at 8:38 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 08:53:31-05

VENICE, Fla. -- Agape Flights in Venice is loading up Christmas meals and gifts to deliver to the Bahamas.

It has been three months since Hurricane Dorian stalled over the Bahamas, causing a 20-foot surge and flooding nearly every home and business in Freeport.

"Many of them are still living in shelters and living in places that have no running water and no electricity," said Allen Speer, Agape Flights CEO.

Agape Flights has sent 40 relief flights bringing food and emergency supplies to the people of the Bahamas since Dorian, but this flight is different.


This week, a local church is donating 3000 pounds of canned ham, yams, Christmas dinners and gifts for the children.

"Thanks to the generosity of our congregation and many others, they might have a Christmas that they’ll remember and a Christmas that brings the family together, and a respite from all of the other cares and concerns that they’re going to be facing this year," said Kenneth Blyth, Pastor of St. Armand's Key Lutheran Church.

This special Christmas flight is sponsored by St. Armand's Key Lutheran Church Foundation and will be delivering the food and gifts to the people of Freeport on Saturday.