HILL AFB -- Not only is aid flowing from Hill Air Force Base to areas of the country ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Several families from that region have found shelter at the base. The Hill Family Support Center (FSC) has assisted four families, including 14 children. "All of these families have a connection with Utah," said Ed Brisley, FSC director. "They chose to come this way because it felt like home to them." That includes the family of Lt. Eric and Stacey Rudolph. It was only three months ago the family of six moved from HAFB to Keesler AFB. The family spent four days at Keesler. While their home did not sustain damage, without electricity and other services, it was an unhealthy situation, Stacey Rudolph said.
Her mother, Alisa Hardy, who lives in Layton, offered to buy the family plane tickets so they could return to Utah. Lt. Rudolph has stayed behind to assist with humanitarian efforts.
Katrina Swap Meet set Oct. 1 at HAFB
HILL AFB -- A swap meet has been set for Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., here, to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
It will be held at the old Base Exchange on Hill Air Force Base. All profits will go to Operation Warm Heart to aid military and afflicted civilians of HAFB, who have been or whose families have been affected by the hurricane.
Items for donation should be dropped off at the old Base Exchange Sept. 28-30, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
For more information, call Randall Thomas at 586-7247.