Updated Sept. 6, 2019

The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) and others in the business aviation community are collecting supplies in support of relief efforts in the Bahamas.

There are multiple drop-off locations in southern Florida. If you would like your facility or office to be added as a drop-off location, or if you are interested in having your facility added as a staging area for relief flights, please email scott@ramjetaviation.com.

SFBAA reports that FBOs in South Florida are willing to waive fees and provide fuel discounts to those interested in participating in relief flights.

Drop-off Locations

Signature FBO, PBI

1500 Perimeter Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Signature is accepting items that will be delivered via Cherokee Air Limited. Contact Jose.cabrera@signatureflight.com or 561-683-5939 for questions.

Signature FBO, BCT

3300 Airport Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Signature will be accepting donated. Fuel discounts and clearing fee waivers will be available for all aircraft participating in relief flights. For more information, contact garry.madolid@signatureflight.com or 561-955-9556

Banyan Air Service, FXE

5360 NW 20th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Front Desk: 954-491-3170
Contact: Isadora or Giselle
Email helpinghands@banyanair.com with regards to Bahamas relief efforts.

In cooperation with the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) through the Bahamas Tourist and Aviation Office, Banyan Air Service will be using Hangar 9 (attached to the Jet Café) to label and store cargo that will be airlifted to the Bahamas. Banyan will have forklifts and manpower to assist.

Gold Aviation, FLL

1420 Lee Wagener Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Gold Aviation will be accepting donations and will be managing relief flights to and from the Bahamas. If you are interested in donating your aircraft or pilot services, please reach out to the Gold Aviation Team at charter@goldaviation.com or 954-359-9919.

Jetscape Alpha FBO Hangar, FLL

350 SW 34th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

Jetscape will be accepting donations and will be managing relief flights to and from the Bahamas. For more information, contact 954-359-9991 or customerservice@jetscapefbo.com.

Relief Supplies Most Needed

  • Water (all sizes – small and large 1 & 5 gallon)
  • Deodorant (men & women)
  • Shampoo
  • Clothing detergent
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Pull-tab canned goods (soup, vegetables, meat)
  • Plastic jars of tomato sauce
  • Breakfast foods (Pop Tarts, granola bars)
  • Individual cereal boxes
  • Manual can openers

FOOD (Non-perishable Items)

Pull-Tab Can Goods (Soup, Vegetables, Meat), Breakfast (Dry Cereal, Pop Tarts, Granola Bars), Peanut Butter, 100% Fruit Juice, Sports Drinks, Individual Snacks (Crackers, Rice Krispies), Individual Fruit (Fruit Cup, Applesauce)


Bleach, Disinfectant, Mops, Buckets, Rubber / Plastic Gloves, Sponges, Brooms, Trash Bags (Kitchen, Large Heavy Duty)


Diapers (All Sizes), Baby Wipes, Baby Formula, Baby Food


Towels, Wash Cloths, Razor, Shaving Cream, Body Wash, Bar Soap, Shampoo, Feminine Products, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Hand Sanitizer, Hand Soap, Deodorant


First Aid Kits, Non-Prescription Drugs, Band-Aids, Medical Tape, Ointments, Disinfectant Spray or Wipes, Eye Drops, Chapstick, Sunscreen, Bug Spray.


Blankets, Sheets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Cots


Underwear (All Sizes), Socks (All Sizes)


Plates, Bowls, Cups, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Pre-Wrapped Flatware, Plastic Bags (Storage, Gallon)


Dry Food, Canned Food


  • Portable generators
  • Hurricane shutters
  • Emergency ladders
  • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
  • First aid kits
  • Fuel containers
  • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
  • Machetes
  • Axes and chainsaws
  • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
  • Non-electric coolers and ice chests for food storage
  • Non-electric can openers
  • Portable self-powered light sources (hand cranked flashlights)
  • Portable self-powered radios, including two-way and weather band radios
  • Reusable and artificial ice products
  • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Tarps and other plastic sheeting
  • Tools – Drills, Wheelbarrows, Buckets, Hammers, Screwdrivers, etc.
  • Heavy Duty Trash Bags
  • Face Masks
  • Construction gloves
  • Solar lights
  • Duct tape
  • Extension Cords / Power strips

NBAA’s HERO Database

The NBAA Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) Database is a list of people in the business aviation community who are part of disaster-response mobilization efforts. In the aftermath of major crises, basic information from the database is provided to organizations coordinating relief efforts. Learn more and register.