SUN 'n FUN and ACE begin relief activity for the Bahamas

HELP US HELP THE BAHAMAS

SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) are organizing a relief effort to send supplies to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Islands of The Bahamas. A receiving station is being established to process and distribute the supplies in partnership with Lakeland Linder International Airport.

SUN ‘n FUN will begin receiving non-perishable supplies Friday, September 6th at 9am for distribution. Those wanting to contribute may drop off at Hangar C on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus, or ship to:

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In
Attn: Bahamas Relief
4175 Medulla Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811

Donation Receiving Hours:
  • Monday-Friday: 9AM – 5PM
  • Saturday: 9AM-1PM

Those wishing to drop off supplies in person can drive to the address above and follow the signs to Hangar C, where a receiving staff will process the donation. The items will be sorted and staged for distribution to approved carriers via land for delivery to seaports. Please note that we are accepting only non-perishable, general supply items.

Directions from I-4 to Hangar C:

(Enter in GPS)

4040 Laird Blvd.,
Lakeland, FL 33811

Relief Flights:

SUN ‘n FUN will also act as a base of operations for organizations wishing to use their aircraft to fly supplies into The Bahamas. All inquiries regarding flight operations and services should be directed to Lakeland Linder Air Operations at (863) 834-4911 or airportoperations@lakelandgov.net. Aircraft are requested to obtain arrival instructions from the Lakeland airport prior to departing their home field.

Any overnight hangar, tie down, or other site occupation arrangements MUST be approved by SUN ‘n FUN Air Operations staff prior to arrival. For more information, please contact fly-info@flysnf.org or call 863-904-4041.

Volunteering:

Persons or organizations wishing to volunteer their time to assist in the sorting and distribution of supplies are welcome and may contact the SUN ‘n FUN Volunteer Office at (863) 904-4044.

For more information, call (863) 644-2431, or email info@flysnf.org.

SOURCE:  https://www.flysnf.org/help_bahamas/?fbclid=IwAR00YTMxOPJzsZCIymKrFXShSWsBNLAyrT4494GY4MV1Zjj1DW7RUzbRCjk