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Contributed photo Local pilots Dennis Conn (right) and Chad Versteeg departed from the Alexandria Airport in a twin-engine plane on January 22. They carried 600 pounds of rice, beans, baby formula and sleeping bags for people affected by the devastating earthquake.

Flying hope to Haiti

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At a time when the country of Haiti was descending into depths of despair, a group of pilots based in Alexandria ascended to new heights of service.

Through two separate missions, they helped supply much needed aid to the country.

A call to serve

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the impoverished nation of Haiti on January 12 demolished the infrastructure, killed more than 200,000 people and left hundreds of thousands of survivors homeless.

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