FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global cargo transportation provider Amerijet International, Inc. is partnering with Samaritan's Purse by packing gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Since 1993, Samaritan's Purse has been providing shoebox gifts to more than 100 million children in over 130 countries. Amerijet's shoeboxes of hope are a unique opportunity for its family of employees and agents to come together and experience the great joy of providing toys, school supplies and other gifts for children this Christmas.
More than 250 Amerijet employees and agents from all over the world including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, South and Central America will be coming to South Florida on November 12th to participate in the gift packing event. They'll be filling the shoeboxes with fun as well as much needed gifts for boys or girls, then labeling, wrapping and preparing the packages for shipping. Amerijet will donate and build several thousand Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. For many children, the shoebox gift will be the first gift they have ever received, with these gifts and a message of hope; children learn they are loved and not forgotten.
"It's a privilege for Amerijet to be partnering with Samaritan's Purse for Operation Christmas Child this year," said David Bassett, Founder and CEO of Amerijet. "We have a highly motivated team of participants, many of whom are flying in from far and wide, eager to make this exciting event a huge success on behalf of children around the globe."
"Operation Christmas Child is a great way for companies to give back to the communities they interact with, both in the United States and internationally," said Donna Pierce, who leads the organization's program activities in southeast Florida. "We are so excited about this partnership with Amerijet because not only will their 3,000 shoebox gifts bless children worldwide this year, but we are confident that our paths will continue to cross as both organizations work to ship precious cargo internationally on a daily basis."
Amerijet participates in different humanitarian sponsorships throughout the year, taking seriously its responsibility to contribute to the South Florida community. They've provided hurricane and humanitarian relief, worked with Prestige Club's Hope Outreach Center, Covenant House Florida, Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots and numerous other worthwhile endeavors that positively impact the local area and other parts of the world.
Amerijet International, Inc. is a full-service multi-modal transportation and logistics provider, offering international, scheduled all-cargo transport via land, sea, and air. Florida-based Amerijet operates offices all over the world, serving destinations throughout the Americas, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Amerijet operates Boeing 727-200 and Boeing 767-200 aircraft from its primary hub at Miami International Airport, with 210,000-square-foot export and 100,000- square-foot imports air cargo handling facilities and a 50,000-square-foot ocean cargo facility. A custom-built 10,300 square-foot (227,419 cu. ft.) cooling facility was specially designed to maintain the cool chain integrity of perishables during the transportation process. In addition to the state-of–the-art design features, multiple pre-cooling systems, and 24-hour surveillance, the refrigerated storage space is subdivided into four climate-controlled chambers offering not only refrigerated, but frozen, and chilled storage. For additional information, visit Amerijet on the web at www.amerijet.com.