One of the most little known, but major elements that enables Operation Renewed Hope to deliver needed supplies around the world, is the shipping ministry in conjunction with the US Air Force.
Because of the large quantity of materials which ORH has shipped with the Air Force, Operation Renewed Hope has been made a part of the actual historical record of the US Air Force.
Jan Milton, Director and Founder of ORH, was also made an honorary member of the 3 APS Squadron of Pope Air Force Base, and was issued his own squadron "coin" and honored at a banquet held by the squadron.
Through the Air Force, Operation Renewed Hope has shipped relief supplies and equipment to Russia, Panama, Haiti, Bosnia, and other locations. Without their help and dedication, millions across the world would be without the necessary elements of life.
After the Vietnam war, Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, who was the highest ranking POW of the war, was released after years of captivity.
Jeremiah, upon his return home, was sent to the Senate by his home state of Alabama. While there, in his role in the Military Appropriations Committee, he was able to start a humanitarian program which to this day still bears his name, the Denton Program.
Through the Denton Program, millions of pounds of humanitarian cargo has been flown from all over the world. Operation Renewed Hope has been shipping cargo as a part of that program since 1992.
The Air Force personnel are like a caring family, making sure that organizations reach countries with aid. Their hard work in humanitarian efforts does not stop with transport. The Air Force goes the extra mile by providing security and packaging assistance in their off duty times.
Operation Renewed Hope gathers surplus medical, educational, and non-food humanitarian supplies, and ships them around the world to provide relief to those in need.
We collect and store surplus donations / supplies such as:
Operation Renewed Hope gathers surplus medical, educational, and non-food humanitarian equipment and supplies, and ships them around the world.
Hospitals, distributors, and manufacturers work with ORH to move excess or outdated supplies out of their inventory and donate them for delivery to those in need.
Once a supplier donates surplus equipment and supplies, the materials are picked up and transported to warehouses in Fayetteville, NC or Kansas City, KS. The surplus is then reorganized into necessary configurations in preparation for delivery to specific areas of need.
Deliveries of surplus equipment and supplies have been made using the United States Air Force. As shipments have increased, both in frequency and size, ORH has also utilized a variety of funded transporation, both by ship and over land.
Operation Renewed Hope works with missionaries at the supply destinations to make sure that all deliveries are completed in a timely manner, and are in good condition.
Once the surplus has been shipped to the area of need, local transportation by truck, boat, or helicopter is either rented by Operation Renewed Hope, or donated by private organizations. Missionary agents representing Operation Renewed Hope coordinate the delivery of the supplies to the final destination, and ensure that all surplus arrives in good condition to those in need.