Taste of Hope Raises $43,000 to Support Programs in Haiti, Ecuador and Zambia

On Sept. 25, Taste of Hope returned to the Wings of Hope hangar as an unprecedented success. The approximately 250 patrons enjoyed a stellar lineup of culinary choices, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, music by DJ Carlos Suarez and a special performance by Dances of India. The soldout foodie fundraiser raised more than $43,000 — $13,000 more than the 2020 event. All proceeds benefit Wings of Hope’s work helping communities in Haiti, Ecuador and Zambia.

In Haiti, Wings of Hope is supporting one of our newest partners, Haitian Christian Outreach, with shipments of medical supplies and food. Long-term support includes plans to establish a medevac service. In Ecuador, we are helping our partner Alas de Socorro del Ecuador provide medevac services to indigenous communities by funding improvements to the organization’s air strips and radio services. In Zambia, we support FlySpec, an organization that flies surgeons into rural communities to perform orthopedic and reconstructive surgeries.

Thanks to all participating vendors: 2nd Shift Brewery, Alpha Brewing Co., Balkan Treat Box, BLT’s, Charlie Gitto’s, El Burro Loco, Jenny’s Diner, Mission Taco Joint, Nothing Bundt Cakes, One Dish Wonders, Rozanna, Salt + Smoke, Smoothie King, Switchgrass Spirits, Thai 202, The Donut Stop and Vito’s in the Valley. Starbucks and Anheuser-Busch also donated to the event.

Thank you to our presenting sponsors:
Dierbergs, AVMATS and Moneta. We are also grateful to the following sponsors: West Star Aviation, The Triangle Company, Adonis, Health from Within Family Chiropractic, Bret Heinrich, Citizens for Policy Reform, Aero Charter, Mulligan’s Grill, Loni Rodgers, Tiffany Nelson, Majd Jmeian, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis and Brad Rafferty.

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