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Airmen from the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 437th Airlift Wing 14th/15th Airlift Squadron load a mobile air traffic control tower onto a C-17 Globemaster III to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts September 9th, 2017. The air traffic control tower will help restore ground to air communications at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class JaNae S. Capuno)

Airmen from the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 437th Airlift Wing 14th/15th Airlift Squadron load a mobile air traffic control tower onto a C-17 Globemaster III to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts September 9th, 2017. The air traffic control tower will help restore ground to air communications at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class JaNae S. Capuno)

DLA Troop Support continues hurricane relief support

Sailors attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) exit Landing Craft Unit 1644, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, with supplies to assist with humanitarian relief efforts following Hurricane Irma's landfall in Key West, Florida. The Department of Defense is supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort.

DLA Troop Support continues hurricane relief support

Maxwell Air Force Base serves as an Incident Staging Base for the Federal Emergence Management Agency in preparation for Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm bearing down on the Eastern coast of the US, Sep. 7, 2017. Crews from FEMA and the Defense Logistics Agency direct transport trailers bearing water, food, generators and other commodities to their staging positions on the Maxwell flight line.

DLA Troop Support continues hurricane relief support

U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), deliver food and water by way of UH-1Y Venom helicopters to St. Thomas Cyril King E. Airport, U.S. Virgin Islands in effort of aiding victims of Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 10, 2017. The 26th MEU is supporting the lead federal agency in providing humanitarian relief efforts for Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally)

189th Airlift Wing assists with Hurricane Irma disaster relief

Airmen assigned to the 172nd Airlift Wing push a pallet loaded with cases of bottled water onto a C-130H from the 189th Airlift Wing Sept. 12, 2017, near Jackson, Miss. The pallets of bottled water are slated to be delivered to Florida residents as part of the Hurricane Irma relief efforts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kayla Edwards)

189th Airlift Wing and Guatemalan Air Force demonstrate interoperability with medical training

Lt. Col. Luz Arlene Chinchilla Mena, the Guatemalan Air Force Unidad Humanitaria y de Rescate executive officer, checks the simulated pulse of a practice mannequin during a patient movement event hosted by the 189th Medical Group Aug. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The event was coordinated as part of the Arkansas National Guard's State Partnership Program with Guatemala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kayla Edwards)

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fl. --

Below are links of some local charities that are actively supporting Hurricane Irma relief efforts:

Volunteer Florida:

https://www.volunteerflorida.org/irma/

"Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. Volunteer Florida mobilizes and deploys resources to assist those responding to and recovering from disasters.

In response to Hurricane Irma, Volunteer Florida is mobilizing volunteers to staff our state’s shelters and other disaster relief organizations."

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida:

http://www.harrychapinfoodbank.org/

"The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Feeding America, Feeding Florida, and other disaster responder organizations continue to work closely to rapidly respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Together we will be helping to identify and meet the needs across affected areas."

The Air Force does not endorse specific charities and is creating awareness for charities that are supporting the local community.