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TROPIC AIR DONATES TO MANATEE CONSERVATION

Posted By : Tropic Air/ 1103
Belize City, Belize
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
At Tropic Air, we endeavor to be good environmental stewards in the locations where we live and work. Through volunteerism, in-kind donations, recycling efforts and financial giving, we support activities that promote conservation and preservation of our natural resources.
As part of this effort, Tropic Air is proud to donate $500 to the Sea-to-Shore Alliance for its work in Manatee protection. A check was presented to the organization’s representative, Jamal Galves, on February 14th by our staff at Belize City Municipal Airport. This donation will be used to install conservation signage on the Belize River, which is prime Manatee habitat, and a frequent area for aerial Manatee spotting by our passengers.
“These gentle giants need protecting, and we want to do our part to help in that effort”, said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s president. “Our staff knows that Tropic Air will always promote the conservation of our environment, through sustainability efforts and our commitment to our people and our planet”

About Tropic Air

Founded in 1979, by John Greif III, with just a single airplane and two employees, Tropic has steadily grown to become the largest and most experienced airline in Belize. It now employs over 345 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 18 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Chetumal, Mexico became destination number 19 on January 16th. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015.

The Community is our fuel

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Tropic Air has a strong tradition of charitable giving and fundraising, dating back to our founder who was a passionate philanthropist. Through a mixture of donations and fundraising activities, we continue to support charities and local community projects.

Tropic believes it has a corporate responsibility to providing excellent service both on the air and on the ground. As a responsible corporate citizen, we work with a variety of nonprofit partners to make a difference in the communities we serve. This commitment to inspire our community is how we conduct business every day. We work hand-in-hand with local organizations, connecting communities within our areas of commitment: youth and education; health; drug prevention; community and the environment.

Usually, we give through flight donations and other assistance programs, but this year, we decided to take it one step further, with the launch of the #TropicGivesBack. For every ticket bought by our customers at the month’s selected station, $1 is donated to an organization chosen by our staff stationed in that community.

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In January, our team in Dangriga raised $500 for the Dangriga Red Cross. In February, Caye Caulker raised $400 for the Cancer Support Group, Arms of Love. March saw Belmopan raise $400 for King’s Childrens home. Currently, it is San Ignacio’s turn, with Punta Gorda scheduled for May.

“Our love of people and community is our most powerful fuel, which is why we have a long history of helping through nonprofit support. We are committed to giving back not just nationally, but in the communities where our customers and employees live and work” said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s President. “Through the #TropicGivesBack Donation program, we hope to spark social, economic, and environmental initiatives in communities across the country. We sincerely appreciate being part of these communities” said Steve Schulte, our CEO.

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With this success of this program, we would like to thank our customers´ dedication to making Belize a better place, and we look forward to making this program an annual event.

So as you travel around Belize, look for the banner with our program’s mascot, Lucas, on it. Buy a ticket, and help us to give back.