• by land

  • by sea

  • by air


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.


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.


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


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


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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The Supported                    The Supporters


02.03.2017 LIFT Supports Fire Fighting Efforts.

02.03.2017  In support of the fire fighting efforts in Chile, LIFT assisted with the transport of fire retardant to Chile in support of the Global Super Tanker’s 747 forest fire fighting efforts.

12.23.2016 LIFT Supports Humanitarian Aid & Relief Efforts in Iraq

12.23.2016  LIFT in cooperation with our partners at DAMCO and SilkWay Airlines assisted in the shipment of Samaritan’s Purse’s field hospital from the United States to Mosul, Iraq via 747.  A brief video of the loading of the aircraft in Greensboro, NC can be found HERE.

11.14.2016 LIFT Supports Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts in Haiti

In cooperation with Airlink, ALAN, Performance TeamWestern Global Airlines, Amerijet, Bell Helicopter, & SCAN Shipping, LIFT assisted in the transportation of ~150 tons of humanitarian aid and relief cargo from the US to those affected by Hurricane Matthew on the Southern Claw of Haiti.

11.11.2016 LIFT partners with the WFP & Maersk to deliver aid.

LIFT, ADRA, Rise Against Hunger, WFP, Maersk and Sealand partner to deliver 8 x 40′ containers of food aid to Haiti in support of on-going Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.

06.13.2016 LIFT Supports Sea Mercy’s Relief Efforts in Fiji

In cooperation with Fiji Airways and SCAN Shipping, LIFTwas instrumental in shipping a desalination plant and shelter materials from the US to Fiji for SeaMercy’s continuing relief efforts post-Tropical Cyclone Winston. 

05.20.2016 LIFT Supports Ecuadorian Relief Efforts via Air

LIFT supported ALAN and Airlink’s partner airlines, Atlas Air & Avianca in the shipping of 75 tons of humanitarian aid from the United States to Ecuador for: AmericaresThe Consulate General of Ecuador, MAP International,  MedShare and World Hope International. You can learn more about this operation in this DC Velocity article. 

04.21.2016 LIFT Assists In The Delivery of 1000 Shelter Kits to Ecuador

April 2016-  LIFT participated in a Herculean effort to deliver 1000 shelter kits from UNHRD in Panama to Ecuador for ShelterBox aboard the Motor Vessel Umbra in response the Earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016.   Video of the effort can be found here.

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03.17.2016 LIFT Supporting Relief Efforts In Fiji

In cooperation with Pacific Advisory LIFT assisted in the transfer of a desalination plant from Vanuatu to Fiji aboard Air Vanuatu in support of relief efforts following T/C Winston’s landfall in Fiji.

11.15.2015 LIFT Responds in Vanuatu

LIFT in cooperation with Fiji Airways and SCAN Shipping assisted in the shipping of a desalination plant from the United States to Pt. Vila in support of Wita Aid’s on-going relief efforts in Vanuatu post-Tropical Cyclone Pam.

11-01-2015 LIFT proud to accept the Super Yacht Society’s Award of Distinction

11-01-2015 LIFT was proud to accept the 2015 International Super Yacht Society’s Award of Distinction on behalf of M/Y Umbra for the crew’s heroic first response efforts in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam decimated the small Pacific Island Nation in 2015.  The crew of M/Y Dragonfly also received the 2015 Award of Distinction for their relief efforts in Vanuatu.