What started out as aid to one victim of Hurricane Andrew turned into a relief effort for thousands at Rocky Mountain Helicopter this past week.
A DC-3 left Provo for New Iberia, La., Wednesday loaded with two tons of food, clothing and other necessities gathered by Rocky Mountain employees.Responding to an initial call to assist Norman Boutte, a Rocky Mountain employee whose mobile home was destroyed in the hurricane, fellow workers expanded their efforts to help as many people as possible in southern Louisiana. The helicopter company operates a subsidiary in Broussard, La.
Rocky Mountain employees donated the goods and contacted local businesses and civic groups this past week for contributions.
"People in the community have really been generous," said Marge Proctor, who coordinated the relief project.