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Navy “Angels” deliver help for kids in hurricane stricken New Orleans

Monday, December 13th, 2010 12:25pm MST
Blue Angels live up to their name - deliver tons of toys to children. Click the image to view a slideshow. (Examiner.com)

Blue Angels live up to their name - deliver tons of toys to children. Click the image to view a slideshow. (Examiner.com)

Every child should have a toy under the Christmas tree but the sad reality is that there are those that go without.  In New Orleans, the city is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and many children have been forced to grow up all too soon and face the reality of a natural disaster.  The U.S. Navy Blue Angels went into action recently to help ensure those kids are not forgotten on Christmas morning. 

This extraordinary story comes our way from the Natural Disasters Examiner:

“Living up to the “angels” part of their name, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team flew their cargo aircraft Fat Albert on a mission of mercy.  Partnering with Lockheed Martin, Toys R Us and other corporate sponsors the group’s actions ensure that the children affected by Hurricane Katrina will not be forgotten this Christmas. 

“Starting from their home base in Pensacola, the gargantuan C-130 Hercules made stops in Atlanta and Dallas to gather up its precious cargo.  The final stop was Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in Belle Chasse, Louisiana on December 2nd. 

“Over 1,000 toys weighing in at 169,000 pounds were delivered by the sailors and Marines. “

Our U.S. military performs hundreds of good deeds like this each and every day but many go unnoticed so it is nice to see the U.S. Navy get some recognition.  Be sure to read the full story on the Natural Disasters Examiner and click the image above right to view a slideshow of this angelic mission.

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