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THE DR. RUFUS STOKES FOUNDATION, named after the scientist and inventor Father of Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. Managing Director Myron D. Stokes, has now been registered in the State of Florida as ...

THE DR. RUFUS STOKES FOUNDATION, named after the scientist and inventor Father of Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. Managing Director Myron D. Stokes, has now been registered in the State of Florida as a Non-Profit entity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufus_Stokes
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=pioneers
http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/findingaids/EWinslowb.html

In support for the on-going "Afghanistan Emergency Airlift" of indefinite duration in conjunction with Global HeavyLift Holdings and its partner organizations Kalitta Air, DHL UK/Bahrain/Bagram, AviaPartner, Fast Forward Freight Belgium, The Stokes Foundation will act as a mission completion, mission coordination, air transportation logistics and platform for funds and other resources to be distributed to tax exempt partner organizations like Development Human Services Afghanistan (DHSA) KEIHAN Foundation (Netherlands) British Afghan Women's Society (BAWS) Jobs For Afghans and others.

As of right now, three emergency airlift missions have been completed with over 10 tons of relief goods inclusive of warm clothes, food, medicine and hospital equipment since March 2012. A fourth mission is underway, with a goal of delivering up to 40 tons of relief goods including medicine, medical Equipment and construction tools sought within the Netherlands, UK, US, Asia and Middle-East as Afghan refugees face another long winter.

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The Dr. Rufus Stokes Foundation Formed to Support Global HeavyLift Holdings, Partners, Humanitarian Emergency Afghanistan Airlift Document Transcript

  • 1. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 CORPORATE AND MEDIA ADVISORY: St. Augustine, Florida October 3, 2013 From: Gregory Jones, President 904-599-6375 Email: agsortinc@gmail.com THE DR. RUFUS STOKES FOUNDATION, named after the scientist and inventor Father of Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. Managing Director Myron D. Stokes, has now been registered in the State of Florida as a Non-Profit entity. EIN: 46-3822389 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufus_Stokes http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=pioneers http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/findingaids/EWinslowb.html In support for the on-going "Afghanistan Emergency Airlift" of indefinite duration in conjunction with Global HeavyLift Holdings and its partner organizations Kalitta Air, DHL UK/Bahrain/Bagram, AviaPartner, Fast Forward Freight Belgium, The Stokes Foundation will act as a mission completion, mission coordination, air transportation logistics and platform for funds and other resources to be distributed to tax exempt partner organizations like Development Human Services Afghanistan (DHSA) KEIHAN Foundation (Netherlands) British Afghan Women's Society (BAWS) Jobs For Afghans and others. As of right now, three emergency airlift missions have been completed with over 10 tons of relief goods inclusive of warm clothes, food, medicine and hospital equipment since March 2012. A fourth mission is underway, with a goal of delivering up to 40 tons of relief goods including medicine, medical Equipment and construction tools sought within the Netherlands, UK, US, Asia and Middle-East as Afghan refugees face another long winter. The following links connect to press releases and media reports of the first three missions which were designated “Ismail’s Flight”, named after the youngest victim of freezing during the atypically harsh 2011/2012 Afghan winter; “Deadra’s Flight” so named in honor of the recently deceased wife of GHH’s Myron D. Stokes, and “Abdullah’s Flight/Bundles For Babies” named for an Afghan child afflicted with hydrocephalus. The fourth mission will be named “Zarghona’s Flight” in honor of the tireless efforts of British Afghan Women’s Society Director Zarghona Rassa.
  • 2. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Poverty Elimination Objectives of World Bank We find it interesting that the President of the World Bank this year announced, in conjunction with various financial ministers from around the globe, an intent to "end extreme poverty by 2030", which he calls a "hard target" http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/21/us-worldbank- idUSBRE93K00E20130421 . It is our intent to reach out to the World Bank outlining our ongoing strategies inclusive of the Afghanistan Airlift, Critical Infrastructure/electrification of Afghanistan projects and improved farming techniques that constitute the core of our humanitarian assistance strategies. We trust they are as equally dedicated to achieving the goals they have committed to as we hope the Stokes Foundation will come to be known for. As such, we would welcome them as “fellow travelers” on the road to “assisting the weakest and most vulnerable among us” an attribute on which civilizations are judged by the universe. With this advisory, we invite fellow humanitarians around the world within governments, corporations, NGOs and individuals to collaborate with us in accomplishing stated goals and objectives, especially the current mission coming together representing our fourth emergency airlift to Afghanistan. Goods Collection/delivery Points Fourth Emergency Airlift to Afghanistan and Subsequent Missions For organizations within the US desirous of providing relief goods as outlined earlier in this advisory, they should be delivered to our partner facilities at JFK; in Europe Liege Airport, Belgium (LGG); in the Middle-East and Asia, Bahrain International Airport (BAH). (Please call for delivery, location and packaging specifics) Uplift will transpire within 30days or less, with continuous flights dedicated for this purpose in a manner not dissimilar to the historic BERLIN AIRLIFT. There is no charge for air transport of collected relief items to Afghanistan, thus eliminating a very significant component of operational costs for participating relief organizations and contributors, and goods upon arrival will be dispersed to the refugee camps, schools, orphanages and other locales as needed with the kind assistance of the Development Humanitarian Services For Afghanistan (DHSA) and other core elements of our ground team. http://www.dhsa.af/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=5&Itemid=28 Donations The Dr. Rufus Stokes Foundation, a non-profit, is acting in the capacity of a mission assurance/completion entity structured so that 90 percent of funds collected are dispersed to tax exempt relief organizations with whom we are partnered both here and abroad. This is, of course, quite the reverse of typical donation architecture and funds utilization, as we follow a philosophy of true giving wherein administrative costs are kept to the minimum. Since we are firm believers in the ancient admonition of “When you give your gifts of mercy, do so in secret… and you will be repaid in secret”, we seek no publicity other than acknowledging the participation of our strategic air and ground partners in line with their corporate responsibility recognition protocols.
  • 3. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 We would also point out that End-to-end direct airlift and distribution of relief goods significantly reduces cost, complexity and assures the items will be delivered to those in need within days or hours of arrival in Afghanistan. Although we have the capability and will to deliver relief goods anywhere on the planet, our current focus is Afghanistan. Donations should be sent to the following address and marked “Afghanistan Emergency Airlift”: The Dr. Rufus Stokes Foundation 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 We look forward to working with you and thank you from our and the hearts of the People of Afghanistan… Best regards, Gregory Jones Gregory Jones, President Other mission support contacts: Myron D. Stokes, Managing Director, Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. 626-616-1655 Ralph Lopez, Director, Jobs For Afghans 617-412-9438
  • 4. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Children of Afghanistan say “Thank you Deadra Stokes” during second emergency airlift mission “Deadra’s Flight” in November 2012 Image: BAWS
  • 5. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Zarghona Rassa, (far right) Director of British Afghan Women’s Society (BAWS) delivers relief goods to mothers and children at Malalai Maternity Hospital, Kabul, during “Abdullah’s Flight/Bundles for Babies” mission in April 2013. A much needed Maternity Ultra-sound unit, donated by the KEIHAN Foundation, The Netherlands was delivered as well.
  • 6. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Maternity Ultra-sound unit donated by KEIHAN Foundation is calibrated by Malalai Hospital Personnel as BAWS representative looks on Image: BAWS
  • 7. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Imagery From Mission One: “Ismail’s Flight” – March/April 2012
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  • 11. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Zarghona Rassa, Shahir Zahine and DHL Bagram team members Image: BAWS/DHSA
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  • 13. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Najim Dost, Coordinator, Development Humanitarian Services of Afghanistan Image: BAWS/DHSA
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  • 23. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 In the midst of squalor, despair and death, hope…
  • 24. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Mission Statement: The Dr. Rufus Stokes Foundation “The Dr. Rufus Stokes Foundation, a non-profit, is acting in the capacity of a mission assurance/completion entity structured so that 90 percent of funds collected are dispersed to tax exempt relief organizations with whom we are partnered both here and abroad. This is, of course, quite the reverse of typical donation architecture and funds utilization, as we follow a philosophy of true giving wherein administrative costs are kept to the minimum. “Since we are firm believers in the ancient admonition of ‘When you give your gifts of mercy, do so in secret… and you will be repaid in secret’, we seek no publicity other than acknowledging the participation of our strategic air and ground partners in line with their corporate responsibility recognition protocols.
  • 25. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 “We would also point out that End-to-end direct airlift and distribution of relief goods significantly reduces cost, complexity and assures the items will be delivered to those in need within days or hours of arrival in Afghanistan. Although we have the capability and will to deliver relief goods anywhere on the planet, our current focus is Afghanistan. Finally, we have not established a mission termination point, for the simple reason we will end these efforts when the need ends.” The Administrators of The Dr. Rufus Stokes Foundation Copyright 2013, The Dr. Rufus Stokes Foundation
  • 26. 87 Dolphin Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32080 Press Release: “Urgent Appeal UK/US/EU/Asia/Middle-East - Help with Airlift of Winter Children's Clothes to Afghanistan Wanted http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/urgent-appeal-ukuseuasia Children of Afghanistan say “Thank you” http://www.linkedin.com/groups/VIDEO-Children-Afghanistan-Say-Thank- 3364427.S.238470773?view=&gid=3364427&type=member&item=238470773&qid=48cf6f84- 4e2e-477b-a666-3d45a3fdf84b&trk=group_most_popular_guest-0-b- cmp&goback=.gmp_3364427middle-east---help-with-airlift-of-winter-childrens-clothes-to- afghanistan-wanted-174768661.html “Amnesty International Calls For International Assistance For Prevention of Child Freezing Deaths in Afghanistan as Private Citizens Commit Cargo Plane for Airlift” http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amnesty-international-calls-for-international- assistance-for-prevention-of-child-freezing- deaths-in-afghanistan-as-private-citizens-commit- cargo-plane-for-airlift-175898321.html “Bundles For Babies” George Washington University Afghan Students Association http://bundlesforbabies2013.blogspot.com/ Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Revealed as Coordinating Point For "Off-Radar" Afghanistan Refugee Camps Airlift Relief Mission http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/english-releases/164771336.html Second Emergency Airlift: “Citizen’s Aid Project is Again Successful” http://dfwnewsflash.com/index.php/newsx/545-citizens-aid-project-to-prevent-child-freezing- deaths-in-afghanistan-is-again-successful “Unusually Cold Afghanistan Winter Takes Toll on Most Vulnerable” http://asimov52.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/unusually-cold-afghanistan-winter-takes-toll-on- the-most-vulnerable/ “Deadra’s Flight” – Jobs For Afghans http://jobsforafghans.org/temporary/deadrasflight.html
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