AOPA Mobilizes Hurricane Relief Efforts

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will be collecting items tomorrow and Sunday to send to Hurricane Irma victims following its potential landfall. With general aviation leading the way in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, AOPA will begin activating additional pilots and volunteers to assist in recovering from any potential impact from Hurricane Irma.

AOPA staff will be on hand at the National Aviation Community Center (NACC), located at 296 Bucheimer Rd, Frederick, MD 21701, on Saturday September 9 and Sunday September 10 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. collecting items to be delivered to those affected by Hurricane Irma.

Our members and staff have always been available on the front lines to aid in any way possible during emergencies and this time is no different. I hope that anyone who has items that might help victims of Hurricane Irma can make their way to our trucks and airplanes in Frederick this weekend, before we take off to lend a helping hand to those affected.
— AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker

Individuals can also make tax deductible financial contributions to the AOPA Foundation to allow AOPA to provide support for relief efforts in response to recent events.


General Relief Needs (all items should be new and unopened)

Food and Kitchen Items:

  • Bottled water

  • Baby formula

  • Peanut Butter

  • Canned and precooked meat, fruit, and vegetable

  • Easy-to-open snacks

  • Paper plates, cups, and plasticwear

Personal Care:

  • Tooth brushes/toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Baby wipes/diapers

  • Adult diapers

  • First aid kits

Cleaning Supplies and Tools:

  • Buckets

  • Mops and brooms

  • Paper towels

  • Toilet paper

  • Clorox wipes

  • Bleach

  • Rubber gloves

  • Work gloves

  • Cleaning liquids

  • Face dust/particle masks

  • Trash bags/contractor bags

  • Tarps

  • Shovels

  • Rakes

  • Clippers and trimmers

  • Hammers

  • Pliers

  • Screwdrivers

  • Wire cutters

  • Drivers and drills

  • Batteries

  • Duct tape

  • Styrofoam coolers

  • Canopies for shade

Animal Supplies:

  • Cat food

  • Dog food

  • Collars and leashes


  • Socks

  • Underwear