Announcing AirHub for Charity & the Get Out & Fly $500 Drone photo contest
April 8, 2020
April 8, 2020
We’re proud to announce we’ve launched a new division of our company, AirHub For Charity, dedicated to the use of drones and drone technology for charitable and humanitarian causes.
A Message from our CEO:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during these uncertain times and like so many, I have a heavy heart as I hear each day about the impact COVID-19 is having on our communities.
In response to the outbreak, the Airspace Link team has launched AirHub for Charity, and along with that our #AirHub4Charity Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram campaign to support mental health, preparedness, containment, response, and recovery activities for those affected.
First is our “Get Out & Fly Drone Photo Contest.”
Mental Health is so important for millions of people in isolation, on the front lines and healthcare workers. Our goal is to bring joy to those isolated at home while showing support to our friends on the front lines. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of putting your drone into sport mode and zooming around the skies free as a bird. Perhaps this feeling comes from mankind’s ancient desire to be able to fly; it’s an exhilarating experience to see the world rolling along below you.
Sharing this experience and beautiful photos of support on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram will win someone $500 that Airspace Link and friends will also match to the charity mentioned below.
It’s extremely important that we fly safely and legally. Using our FAA Approved AirHub for Pilots app (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability – LAANC) is a great way to ensure you know the airspace and authorization requirements in your local area. We’re proud to be partnered with the FAA as a LAANC supplier, and as such, for every new AirHub for Pilots account registration (Free) during the month of April, we will donate $5 to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund.
The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund is focused on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response. These include social service organizations focused on supporting hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health, and economic impacts of the pandemic. Major donors include: Alexion Charitable Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Endeavor Foundation, People on Google Play, The Lulu Foundation, New York Life, T. Rowe Price Foundation, UPS Foundation, Verizon, etc.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to remember that there is no health without mental health. During these difficult times, we encourage you to take care of yourselves and check in on loved ones. You are not alone, and we will get through this together.
Stay home, stay safe, save lives.