When you donate to the Pilots for Pilots (P4P) Fund, you’re helping your fellow ALPA members and their families. As part of this summer’s 717 Club donation campaign, ALPA reached out to seven of the pilots who have received grants from P4P in the recent past to share their stories. Click here to donate today and make sure the next pilot who needs help gets it. Remember, we’re all just a disaster away from needing P4P.

When Hurricane Hermine landed last year, it pushed four to six inches of salt water throughout the home of Capt. John Valine (Delta). “The damage was devastating,” he said. “Every possession we owned that was within five inches of the floor was now damaged by salt water.”

Flood insurance went a long way, but there were multiple costs that it didn’t cover—things like immediate hotel and food expenses, movers, storage, and temporary housing. That’s where Pilots for Pilots stepped in to help, providing a grant to help Valine and his family get back on their feet. “To say that we were overwhelmed emotionally, mentally, and financially is an understatement,” said Valine. “We were very grateful for the assistance we received from ALPA and the P4P program during a most difficult time in our lives.”

Read Valine’s full story and those all 7 pilots who shared with us.