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SUN ‘n FUN / ACE Begins 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 has been established on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus to process and distribute the supplies. We will continue this effort until the need is met!

SUN ‘n FUN began receiving non-perishable supplies Friday, September 6th at 9am for distribution (see the list of acceptable items at the bottom of this page). 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

Amazon, Wal-Mart, and other convenient online merchants can deliver here, so if you want to donate but aren’t local, they make it really easy!

If you would like to make a cash donation, PLEASE CLICK HERE. ALL donations will go exclusively to assist the Islands of The Bahamas.

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Please DO NOT call the Lakeland Airport for this operation – this service is being provided by SUN ‘n FUN from our location on the southwest corner of the airfield.

Donation Receiving Hours:
  • Monday-Friday: 9AM – 5PM
  • Saturday: 9AM-1PM (We will discontinue Saturday hours after 9/14/2019)

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:

At this time, SUN ‘n FUN is not directly organizing or managing any flight operations. We are collecting supplies and sending them to distribution centers on Florida’s East Coast. We will post here if and when flight operations begin from SUN ‘n FUN. For more information, please read the AOPA article below on GA operations in The Bahamas:

AOPA: Relief Flights Causing Bahamian Bottleneck

Individual pilots wishing to donate their time and aircraft for relief flights can contact one of the organizations below:

Aerobridge – 951-491-9827

Operation Air Drop – (940) 320-9407

Seaplane Pilot’s Association / Tropic Ocean – 407-491-9787

SOL Relief – 727-310-8270

AOPA Resource Page

For more information, please contact info@flysnf.org.

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 or email Robin McFarland at rmcfarland@flysnf.org .

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

Items Not Accepted

We cannot accept the following items:

Construction supplies, perishable food items (fruit, vegetables, meats, etc.), prescription drugs, syringes, etc.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION NO. CH12713 (ACE) OR CH10802 (SNF).

Cash donations are now being accepted! Please click the button below:
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