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Venice crew prepares to bring emergency supplies to The Bahamas

Posted at 7:43 PM, Sep 03, 2019

VENICE, Fla. — A flight crew that normally delivers supplies to missionaries is preparing to bring some relief, help and hope to The Bahamas.

A Venice-based crew called Agape Flights, that serves hundreds of missionaries in the Caribbean, is working to collect emergency supplies to bring to the people The Bahamas.

"That’s what Agape Flights is all about, we deliver hope," said Allen Speer, Agape Flights CEO.

Right now, they are taking donations listed at the bottom of this article.

Jeff Yannuccielo, pilot of Agape Flights, has delivered emergency supplies to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and Haiti after their major earthquake.

"I can only imagine what The Bahamas have to deal with and look like after Dorian has sat there for so long," said Yannuccielo.

Their first mission when flying into The Bahamas on Friday is to locate the Luttrell Family, missionaries from Chattanooga, Tennessee who are in Marsh Harbor.

"They’ve heard from them through a satellite phone, did not hear their voice just someone said we’ve seen them," said Speer.

Speer says even though we don’t know why devastating things like this happen, we can still have hope.

"I always tell people, you have certainty that God is there. He said He would never leave us or forsake us. But what we want is clarity, and sometimes there’s not clarity," said Speer.

Here is a list of the items Agape Flights is in need of:

  • Bath tissue - Marathon
  • Paper Towels - Member’s
  • Dispenser Roll Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Paper Plates
  • Individual Hand wipes
  • Lunch paper bags
  • Work gloves

Food Items:

  • Tuna / Chicken Pouches
  • Nutritional Bars
  • Crackers - 6 pack
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fruit Cups
  • Nuts, Trail Mix
  • Individual juice box
  • Individual propel pouches for water

You can drop these items off at 100 Airport Ave E in Venice, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.