Shalimar, Florida (October 18, 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 26 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to collect items. The following items are being accepted based on current needs:
- Nonperishable packaged food items
- Bottled water
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
- Baby wipes
- Bug spray
- Baby formula and diapers
- Can openers
- Garbage bags
- First aid kits
- Flashlights and batteries
- Dust masks, duct tape, tarps
- Wrenches, pliers
- Pet food
- Paper plates, paper cups, paper towels, plastic utensils
At this time, we cannot accept gift cards, clothing, shoes, or perishable food. Please do not drop off items when the center is closed. Needs change daily. Please check www.afev.us or www.facebook.com/AirForceEnlistedVillage for an updated list of items.
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 all victims of Hurricane Michael.
The Air Force Enlisted Village is partnering with the local community and local military installations to collect and deliver items to Tyndall AFB, Panama City, 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 will remain open through October 23, 2018 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 drop off center to sort items, load trucks, or transport items, please contact our volunteer POCs firstname.lastname@example.org at Hurlburt Field or email@example.com at Eglin AFB.