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400 pounds of gifts flown to the Bahamas for Christmas

Posted at 7:03 PM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 12:14:01-05

STUART, Fla. — Residents of the Bahamas continue to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, but they received some much-needed Christmas cheer this weekend.

On Sunday, members and volunteers from the organization "Hope For Abaco" brought 400 pounds of gifts for children of the Bahamas.

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A twin-engine plane, chartered by Airgate Aviation, departed from Witham Field in Stuart.

Nick Otton from "Hope For Abaco" said, "(I've) been there numerous times now. This will be my sixth trip going back over to the Abacos and this trip, we are going over there to do good. The devastation, you really have to see it to believe it."

They will stay there and held distribute the gifts through Christmas and plan on making future stops for food and water.

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