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Shalimar, Florida (October 15, 2018) — The Air Force Enlisted Village’s Bob Gates Welcome Center located at 92 Sunset Lane, Shalimar, is serving as a drop off point for supplies to be transported to Tyndall AFB/Panama City area for victims of Hurricane Michael.

Drop off Center Location, Dates, Times, Items being Collected

The Bob Gates Welcome Center will be open through Friday, October 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to collect items. The following items are being accepted based on current needs:

The following items are being accepted based on current needs:

  • Nonperishable packaged food items
  • Bottled water
  • Toiletries
  • Hygiene items
  • Baby wipes
  • Boxes
  • Coolers
  • Bug spray

At this time, we cannot accept gift cards, clothing, shoes, or perishable food. Please do not drop off items when the center is closed. Please check www.facebook.com/AirForceEnlistedVillage for updates.

Monetary Donations: The Fastest and Easiest Way to Help

The fastest and easiest way to help is to make a monetary donation of any amount at www.afev.us/help or www.afev.us/paypal. All monetary donations received for Hurricane Michael Emergency Relief are restricted for hurricane relief only and will be used to purchase necessary emergency relief items here in the local area and will be transported to the Tyndall AFB/Panama City area to help active duty airmen and their families, retirees, Air National Guard, Reservists, and civilians who work at Tyndall AFB—the greater Air Force family.

The Air Force Enlisted Village is partnering with the local community and local military installations to collect and deliver items to Tyndall AFB and the surrounding areas devastated by Hurricane Michael.

Target and Amazon Registries

Air Force Enlisted Village is currently working with a local military spouse who offered her home as a shipping destination after military spouses created gift registries at Target and Amazon to help those in need. Air Force Enlisted Village is picking up over 16 pallets and will deliver them to the Tyndall AFB area. The registries are open and all items can be shipped directly to Air Force Enlisted Village, c/o Hurricane Michael Relief, 92 Sunset Lane, Shalimar, FL 32579:

Target Gift Registry

Amazon Wish List

Volunteer needs change daily. To volunteer at the center, please contact our volunteer POCs elfantek@gmail.com at Hurlburt Field or joseph.moody@us.af.mil at Eglin AFB.

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