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About

LIFT was founded as a not-for-profit logistics provider for fellow 501c3 foundations and other Non-Government Organizations responding to disasters. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver the impossible in trying times. LIFT is an organization that affords responders access to: general aviation aircraft, heavy jets, helicopters, small & large vessels and ground transportation to bring people and cargo to disaster sites. We strive to deliver these assets to NGO’s for free or at a reduced cost whenever possible.

Mission Statement:

To effectively assist in the transportation of first-responders, relief workers and their cargoes to disaster sites.

TO HELP

100% of all tax deductible donations received by LIFT are used to support the transportation of humanitarian aid to natural disaster sites around the globe.




Land

LIFT prides itself on providing free or below market ground transportation of relief cargo to disaster sites. We work closely with partners including major trucking companies and local truckers in order to provide free or below market ground transportation of relief goods to disaster sites.

For ground transportation inquieries please contact: Land@gotlift.org

Sea

LIFT prides itself on providing free or below market ocean transportation of relief cargo to disaster sites. We work closely with partners, major steamship lines as well as ships owners to provide free or below market carriage of relief goods to disaster sites.

For ocean transportation inquiries please contact: Sea@gotlift.org

Air

LIFT prides itself on providing free or below market air transportation of first responders, medical teams, humanitarian aid workers as well as their cargoes to disaster sites. We work closely with partners in the corporate and general aviation community in an effort to provide lift to qualified groups responding in times of crisis.

For air transportation inquiries please contact: Air@gotlift.org 

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News

10.30.2017 LIFT partner, DAMCO supports on-going relief efforts.

DAMCO supports World Hope Intl. and Rise Against Hunger‘s Hurricane Maria relief efforts by transporting 20 tons of humanitarian aid to Puerto Rico and the USVI.

10.20.2017 LIFT, ALAN and MIT coordinate with FEMA

LIFT, ALAN and MIT work with FEMA to optimize public and private sector supply chains serving hurricane-affected areas.  To learn more click here.

09.25.2017 LIFT’s partner, Yacht Aid Global supports relief efforts.

LIFT’s partner, Yacht Aid Global, engaged 44 privately owned vessels in support of water making, communications and medical relief efforts throughout the Caribbean post-hurricanes Irma and Maria.

09.17.2017 LIFT partners with Airlink, Rescue Global and PALS/Sky Hope

LIFT partners with Airlink, Rescue Global and PALS/Sky Hope to facilitate the end to end delivery of relief goods to those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean.

09.10.2017 Airlink, LIFT, Water Mission and Direct Relief

Airlink, LIFT, Water Mission and Direct Relief cooperate to deliver desalination plants and medical supplies to St. Maarten aboard a chartered 767, post-hurricane Irma.

08.25.2017 LIFT supports flood relief efforts

Rise Against Hunger & CARITAS, in cooperation with Airlink and LIFT, support flood relief efforts in Sierra Leone and ship 5 tons of food aid to those affected by the floods.

07.17.2017 LIFT supports More Than Me

LIFT supports More Than Me’s on-going relief efforts in Liberia by assisting with the shipment of a 40’ container of educational materials to the Minister of Education in Monrovia, Liberia. 

03.30.2017 LIFT joins the Partnership For Humanity

LIFT joins the Partnership For Humanity coalition of NGOs.  Partnership For Humanity seeks to streamline disaster response and leverage economies of scale, thereby driving down response costs and saving lives during times of crisis. 

03.14.2017 LIFT joins Coalition of Hope’s Advisory Board.

 LIFT’s Michael Rettig joins Coalition of Hope’s Advisory Board.   Coalition of Hope’s Project Excelsior is a bold initiative to acquire and repurpose a decommissioned U.S. naval vessel as a forward-deployed, early-response platform to lead and support humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief efforts in affected regions around the world. 

02.15.2017 Airlink and LIFT assist Duke Primary Care.

Airlink and LIFT cooperate to assist Duke Primary Care with the shipment of 2.7 tons of medical supplies to Hospital Fann in Dakar, Senegal. To learn more click here.