Help hurricane victims through 'Operation Airdrop' in Gainesville

Oct. 16 is last day to make donation

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Tuesday is the last day to donate items to Hurricane Michael victims via "Operation Airdrop" at the Gainesville Regional Airport, University Air Center.

The organization arranges flights to deliver supplies (food, baby items, medical supplies, etc.) to disaster areas.

Since the hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle last week, the group has sent several flights into different parts of the area to deliver the supplies to those in need.

"Operation Airdrop" first started in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey destroyed parts of Texas. The group has now helped organize and deliver donations after several major storms, including roughly 284,000 pounds of supplies to North Carolina and South Carolina when Hurricane Florence hit in September.

Supplies can be taken to the General Aviation Entrance of the Gainesville Regional Airport on Waldo Road. Operation Airdrop will be operating out of the former Silver Airways Hangar, located at 4505 NE 40th Terrace.

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