The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) this year airlifted a record 10,000 pounds of donated items to hundreds of veterans and their families across the state.
For six years, CABA members have collected and airlifted toys and nonperishable food as part of the Colorado Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual holiday effort to help veterans and their families in need.
“The VFW Airlift is a perfect opportunity for CABA to give back to the local community, while at the same time showing the importance of business and general aviation to our state,” said CABA Vice Chairman Kandi Spangler.
CABA launched the annual airlift in 2011 after the father of Brittany Davies, then chair of the CABA board, mentioned his involvement with the VFW effort, Spangler said. CABA seized business aviation’s opportunity to expand the program’s reach.