La Crosse Civil Air Patrol members deliver supplies for state emergency agency

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Members of the La Crosse Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol are staying grounded to help deliver emergency supplies to communities throughout Wisconsin.
The squadrons joined other squads in helping the Wisconsin Department of Emergency Management save money and staffers for other essential operations.
CAP’s Wisconsin Wing operates an air fleet but also uses a fleet of 14 cargo vehicles to transport members and carry out search-and-rescue missions. The La Crosse squadron maintains two vans, which members have been using to distribute supplies.
Maj. Linda Zimmerman carried out a mission delivering test kits to communities across northwest Wisconsin. The next day, Capt. Roxanne Munns and Cadet 2nd Lt. Rebekah Munns delivered personal protective equipment to southwest Wisconsin communities.
The La Crosse squadron, which usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, is not meeting because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prospective cadets, ages 12-18, and their parents are welcome to attend the meetings, when they resume, at the CAP Center at 2906 Fanta Reed Road on the east side of the La Crosse Municipal Airport. Adults looking to volunteer also are welcome.
For more information, call Maj. Todd Mandel at (608) 633-1496 or email him at e-mail  Information also is available on the unit website  or its Facebook page.