CAP reaches 10,000+ days of support during pandemic
The Civil Air Patrol‘s nationwide response during the COVID-19 pandemic has been record-setting, totaling more than 10,000 man-days of support over the first 70 days of operations.
“As much of the nation settled in two months ago to withstand the unprecedented circumstances imposed by the novel coronavirus, our citizen volunteers rose up to serve,” said Maj. Gen. Mark E. Smith, CAP’s national commander and CEO. “They have banded together in recent weeks to perform a myriad of humanitarian missions as members of the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.”
Assuming eight hours per man-day and using the average nationwide volunteer rate of $25.43 per hour from IndependentSector.org, 10,000 man-days (approximately 80,000 hours) translate into $2,034,400 in donated CAP services.