BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
Volunteers at Beale came together in support of hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida, to package and load donated clothes and supplies on Oct. 4, 2017 here.
Organizers of the drive, Tech. Sgt. Kristina Rose a 9th Force Support Squadron NCOIC of force management along with the president of the Beale Airmen Committed to Excellence council, Senior Airman Ashley Davis of the 9th Aerospace Medical Squadron bio environmental technician, worked together to get donations from Beale to those in need.
Rose, a former Houston resident, wanted to help the people impacted by the recent hurricanes and tropical storms.
“I knew we still needed to do something, the shelters down there are still full of people, they will need support for months to come.” said Rose. “Even though the water has receded, there are still problems and people in need.”
Davis and the rest of ACE had already begun a donation drive, but had no way of transporting what they were collecting. Rose made a call to her family in Houston and through them was able to procure a truck to bring Beale’s donated goods to those who needed them.
“When Sgt. Rose reached out to ACE she wanted to share whatever resources she could.” said Davis. “She was able to help provide the only thing we were missing, which was a way of getting the donations collected at Beale to the people in need.”
Rose said half of the boxes that have been packed will go to Texas and the other half will be sent to Florida.
“The greatest love we have to give is when we can care for someone else and give them something they need.” said Davis. “Something you may think is small could mean the world to somebody else.”