Tuluksak Thanks You

Residents of Tuluksak, Alaska, who went through a difficult period last month after a fire crippled their water supply, have received some good news this past week from indigenous activist CeeJay Johnson.Ryan Air began flying in pre-purchased bottles of much-needed water to the drought-stricken village five days ago. RyanAir began flying in bottles of much-needed water to the drought-stricken village five days ago. Pepsi and the Coca-Cola company collaborated on the project ā€” coming together for the greater good.

Unloading water in Tuluksak. Photo Credit: CeeJay Johnson

CeeJay Johnson previously created an Amazon Wishlist to help the residents of Tuluksak and was unaware that Amazon doesn’t notify you when someone purchases something from that list. The resulting surprise when planes full of donated items began showing up was spectacular.

As packages from Amazon were flown into the village, accompanied by bottles of fresh water, indigenous activist CeeJay ā€” who was celebrating a birthday as water and packages began arriving in Tuluksak ā€” wrote on social media that she was having the best birthday ever.

Ryan Air is a native-owned company and has gone above and beyond for Alaska communities. Not only have they flown water into the village, but they have also flown baby formula into Russian Mission, Alaska.

Amazon packages begin arriving. Photo Credit: CeeJay Johnson