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Volunteers, donations keep Airman’s Attic running

Customers browse for clothes and other items March 7, 2017, at the Airman’s Attic on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Families are encouraged to continue the cycle of giving, by donating items to ease the transition of moving for other families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

Customers browse for clothes and other items March 7, 2017, at the Airman’s Attic on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Families are encouraged to continue the cycle of giving, by donating items to ease the transition of moving for other families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Service members and their families are encouraged to continue the cycle of giving by donating items to the Airman’s Attic at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, to ease the transition for other families.

“The store started as a place for helping families in need,” said Veronica Cage, Airman’s Attic manager. “We’re able to assist people who move here and haven’t gotten their household items yet.”

Inside the shop are hundreds of necessities, ranging from household goods to furniture. Open Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Airmen in the ranks of E-6 and below can acquire items at no cost.

“I like what we do to help the families and I love to help people,” said Fatima Merino, Airman’s Attic head volunteer. “It feels good knowing someone who needs something is receiving it.”

Items can be placed in the bin located in front of the store seven days a week; larger items may be brought inside during normal operating hours. Additionally, contributions of uniforms also benefit service members.

“Any branch, E-6 and below, including guardsmen and reservists are welcome to the store,” Cage said. “However, military uniforms are available to any rank.”

Individuals willing to lend a hand keep the inventory updated and organized.  The Airman’s Attic is in need of clothing racks to help better display inventory.

“We are always needing volunteers to sort, take out the trash and clean,” Cage said. “With their help I’m able to distribute work to make everything flow smoothly.”

Volunteers are in high demand at the Airman’s Attic, and people are encouraged to get involved to support Airmen and families.

For more information about donations or volunteer opportunities, call the Airman’s Attic at (850) 293-7996.