When the massive famine occurred in Africa in 1972, Mercy Airlift was there for 27 months providing daily flights to feeding stations in the remote areas of Ethiopia. When the great earthquake of 1976 hit Guatemala and killed 30,000 people, Mercy Airlift was there to bring support and healing. Of these missions and thousands of others, the dedicated personnel and volunteers of Mercy Airlift worked around the clock providing thousands of tons of relief supplies and recovery assistance. Many people died as victims of these tragedies, yet hundreds of thousands on nearly every continent of the world, were saved in thanks in part to the efforts of the Mercy Airlift team.
Millions of lives from around the world have been touched by the courageous efforts of Mercy Airlift, including the countries of Ethiopia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Congo, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Tongan Islands, Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as local American areas such as Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and many of the American Indian Reservations throughout the United States.