Brett Favre Joins Relief Effort

By: NBC-15
By: NBC-15

A few more planeloads of donated goods are headed south to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, courtesy of Wisconsin Aviation and Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre.

Five planes loaded with supplies were sent to Mississippi Sunday.

Packers quarterback Brett Favre and his website have organized many of the donations. They have raised $140,000, and people from the Madison area have donated enough goods to fill half of an airplane hanger.

This first shipment was made up of supplies for kids, like diapers, baby wipes and formula.

"There are a lot of kids down there that aren't getting supplies–babies especially. And they're the ones who are very time critical. We were asked to get together some formula and stuff and we did," says Wisconsin Aviation General Manager, Grant Goetsch.

Once the planes touch down in Mississippi, the goods will be handed over to the Red Cross for distribution.


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