I am working through the "American Airline Foundation Assistance Program" and have been led to believe that they are in the spirit of things with this. Dry foods and staples are what I have been told to pack as well as clothing and medical supplies.
Will hope for a better experience! If I get it all to Houston, and can't get it our from there, I'll call a Houston contact to pick it up at airport! A hurdle is a hurdle...NOT A ROADBLOCK!