Amazon flew a Prime Air cargo plane into Puerto Rico earlier today loaded with donations of supplies for the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory, according to posts on social media this evening from founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
The flight comes amid criticism of the U.S. government for its response to the crisis in Puerto Rico. A variety of tech companies have made significant donations in the wake of the hurricanes that struck Puerto Ri=co, but Amazon is unique in having a fleet of cargo planes at its disposal.
Update, Oct. 3: Donated items included baby formula, bug spray, towels, tarps, tents and blankets. Amazon coordinated with officials there to ensure that the items met the needs of people in the territory.
Post corrected to note that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.