Expanded Drop Off Center Dates and List of Current Needs; How You Can Help
Collection Center Location, Dates and Hours
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 for victims of Hurricane Michael. The Bob Gates Welcome Center will be open
through Friday, October 26, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to accept donations of supplies.
What We are Collecting
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
Please check our Facebook page for current updates. We are not accepting gift cards or clothing. Please do not drop off items when the center is closed.
Monetary Donations: The Easiest and Fastest Way to Help
Monetary donations are also being accepted. Any amount will help. Click HERE to make a donation to AFEV’s Hurricane Michael Emergency Relief efforts.
Monetary donations can also be made via PayPal at 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.
Other Ways to Help
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.
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.
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 be 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