LGB businesses hosts Veterans Airlift Command fundraiser

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Aeroplex Aviation, in partnership with Signature Flight Support, will host a holiday fundraiser Dec. 11 at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) to benefit Veterans Airlift Command, a nonprofit organization that provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.

More than 300 representatives of the airport community, local business leaders, aviation enthusiasts and public officials, including members of the Long Beach Airport Commission, are expected to attend the holiday party and charity raffle featuring a variety of gift items, including scenic flights over Southern California.

Aeroplex Aviation and Signature Flight Support have pledged to donate any funds needed to reach the $3,000 fundraising goal.

“We’re bringing the airport community together to honor the brave men and women in uniform who have sacrificed all to protect our nation’s freedoms,” said Aeroplex/Aerolease Group President and CEO Curt Castagna. “Our support will help give something back to wounded soldiers and their families who are struggling and in need of care, especially during the holiday season.”

The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Aeroplex/Aerolease Group/Signature Flight Support lobby, 3333 E. Spring Street. To make a donation or learn more about how to help, contact Cindy Goodfellow at 562- 981-2659 or 562-824-8554.

Aeroplex/Aerolease Group is an aviation property management and consulting company. Its services include aviation and industrial facility design, construction and business development, lease negotiation and management, airport consulting and contract management, and community and governmental affairs. For more information: Aeroplex.net.

Veterans Airlift Command is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that provides free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes, through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Its priority is on the veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The organization is in need of passengers, piloted planes and monetary donations. For more information: VeteransAirlift.org

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