Santa fills the plane, flies in gifts for homebound seniors

Clark County residents are invited to bring gifts to Pearson Airfield at 1010 E Reserve Street in Vancouver, between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 5

Corey Rust, owner of Envi Adventures, hopes to fill a plane with gifts for homebound elderly this holiday season. 

Clark County residents are invited to bring gifts for homebound seniors to Pearson Airfield at 1010 E Reserve Street in Vancouver, between 1 and 4 p.m. Photo by Mike Schultz
Clark County residents are invited to bring gifts for homebound seniors to Pearson Airfield at 1010 E Reserve Street in Vancouver, between 1 and 4 p.m. Photo by Mike Schultz

On Sat., Dec. 5, Corey invites people to bring new, unwrapped gifts for older adults to help Fill the Plane at the Troutdale Airport, 1350 NW Perimeter Way in Troutdale, between 9 a.m. and noon. Then the airplane will fly between Troutdale and Pearson Airfield in Vancouver. Clark County residents are invited to bring gifts to Pearson at 1010 E Reserve Street in Vancouver, between 1 and 4 p.m. 

Rust will then return to Troutdale with his plane full of gifts for seniors. All gifts will be distributed to homebound seniors later in December.

Suggested gifts include pajamas, fleece blankets, socks, postage stamps, puzzle books and large-print books. For more information, visit www.mowp.org.

About Meals on Wheels People

Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970. The organization provides more than a meal to thousands of older adults in the greater Portland metro area. The service not only alleviates hunger and social isolation, but allows seniors to live independently with dignity in their own homes. Aging in place reduces depression, falls and hospitalization as well as the high cost of institutional care. For more information, visit: mowp.org.

About Envi Adventures

The core of Envi Adventures is to promote outdoor activity and to experience new things — to be adventurous and to find that next journey that will take folks places they’ve never dreamed of. Envi Adventures offers daily, year-round group and private flights over Portland, the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood. For more information, visit: enviadventures.com.

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