Phoenix area aviation companies partner for storm relief

PHOENIX — Strat Fuel Consortium, a Phoenix-based aviation services company, has partnered with Cutter Aviation, Pinnacle Aviation, the Arizona Business Aviation Association, area churches and anonymous corporate donors to collect and transport relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Strat Fuel Consortium partners are offering some mobile collection of blankets, coats, mittens and other items of new or gently used and clean warm clothing. The AZBAA donations of manpower and collection space are being supplied by Cutter Aviation at Sky Harbor International Airport and by Pinnacle Aviation at Scottsdale Airport.

“Stratosphere Fuel was thrilled to get the first call and to work with the AZBAA, Cutter Aviation, Pinnacle Aviation,” said Mike Gerber, managing partner. Added Cutter Aviation’s Steve Prieser, CFO, “We’re just glad to be able to help the cause any way we can.”

Melodi Gerber of Strat Fuel coordinated with an anonymous corporate jet willing to take supplies to the Northeast. However, area donations were so generous that in addition to the fully loaded aircraft, the group was able to load a 32- foot truck donated by Penske and driven to New Jersey by Alan Staats of AERObridge.

Monetary donations may be made through AERObridge and Can-Do.

Donation drop points are specifically available at the following locations:

  • Scottsdale/North Phoenix Areas
  • Pinnacle Aviation
  • Scottsdale Airport
  • Ken Casey
  • 14988 North 78th Way, Suite 106
  • Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
  • 480-695-4660


  • North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
  • 11735 N. Scottsdale Road
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • 480-948-0529


  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Areas
  • Cutter Aviation
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport
  • 2802 East Old Tower Road
  • Phoenix Az 85034
  • 602-273-1237


  • South East Area including Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler
  • Stratosphere Fuel Consortium
  • Melodi Gerber
  • 480-467-3560


  • West Valley
  • Dove of the Desert United Methodist Church
  • 7201 W. Beardsley
  • Glendale, AZ
  • 623-572-7334

Donations are still being accepted and are, in fact, still pouring in.

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