Supplies Shipped From Mano a Mano Have Arrived in Honduras

In early January 2020, Mano a Mano loaded 30 gaylords of mobility equipment at our St. Paul warehouse to take to MSP airport, where they would begin their journey to Honduras. These supplies have now arrived! We are grateful to the many people involved in making this shipment possible.

315th AW delivers humanitarian aid to Honduras for Denton Program

Senior Airman Adam Allen, 701st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, helps offload a pallet of cargo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Feb. 1, 2020. The cargo contained donated humanitarian items as part of the Denton Cargo Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Mathews)

Edwards Air Force Base wrote about this shipment of supplies from Minnesota to Honduras, which you can read in its entirety here. Below is a portion of their article:

“Airmen from the 315th Airlift Wing deployed a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 1 to deliver donated humanitarian aid to Honduras in support of the Denton Program.

The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo, donated by U.S. based non-governmental organizations, to developing nations. The program helps move donations to ensure proper delivery while simultaneously providing training hours for aircrews.

On this flight, the 701st Airlift Squadron delivered more than 11,000 pounds of mobility healthcare items such as wheelchairs, wheeled walkers, pick-up walkers and crutches. The charity, Helping Hands for Honduras, picked up the items from the jet just after landing at Soto Cano Air Base for delivery to a local public hospital in Danli.

The Denton Program office said once the hospital receives the donated items, they will be able to start using them immediately. The majority of the patients that need these mobility items aren’t able to buy these types of equipment and the hospital doesn’t have the resources to get them.

“The Denton Program is a great mission that helps our charity distribute donations of much needed medical items from all over to patients and organizations who can’t afford them,” said Ronald Roll, co-founder and executive director of Helping Hands for Honduras. “We’ve received a lot of shipments through the Denton Program, helping many people in Honduras, and are so very appreciative to all associated with the program including the Air Force.”

The donating agencies, Interfaith Services to Latin America and Mano a Mano International, are both based out of Minnesota. All the donations were brought in from Minnesota and then transported to Honduras.”