The Grainger Foundation Supports Angel Flight of New England, Inc.

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North Andover & Lawrence, MA, February 7, 2012 – The Grainger Foundation has donated $7,500 to Angel Flight of New England, Inc. (AFNE) in support of its mission of providing free air transportation for patients to access life-saving medical care.

“This grant will be used to provide flights of healing and hope to those who request our services,” said Keith D’Entremont, Angel Flight’s Director of Corporate Development & Community Outreach.  “We support patients and family members during a very difficult time.  We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”

Keith D’Entremont said, ”These programs currently serve desperate family members and patients with a multitude of illnesses and conditions, as they seek transportation to obtain the extraordinary advances in science and medicine available.”

This donation was recommended by Peter Cicchetti, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Lawrence location.  Grainger has been a part of the Lawrence business community for more than 20 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.  “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by Angel Flight of New England,” said Cicchetti.  “We understand the need for free medical flights for patients who otherwise would not have transportation for their critical medical needs and treatment.”

About The Grainger Foundation

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in  Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder  of  W.W. Grainger, Inc.


About Angel Flight of New England

Angel Flight of New England, Inc. (d/b/a Angel Flight Northeast) was founded in 1996 to provide free flights to children and adults in need of critical medical care who do not have the resources to access other means of transportation.  Approximately 40% of AFNE’s patients are children suffering from life-threatening cancer, severe burns, or crippling diseases.  AFNE flies patients for as long and as often as they need to travel, with no limit on the number of flights provided.  AFNE also transports free of charge blood and organs for patients awaiting organ transplants.