News > Eglin AFSA Chapter 554 Helps with Children’s Neighborhood

Air Force Sergeants Association, Eglin Chapter 554 helped with a recent clean up day at The Children’s Neighborhood. The volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help pick up debris and clear the site in preparation for the Construction in Progress Open House. MSgt Michael Crow Chapter 554 and SMSgt Jere Brewer coordinated the event. Over 30 volunteers came out to help with the clean up day!

CMSgt (Ret) Ken Hair, Executive Director of Children in Crisis, Inc. commented, “The Eglin community doesn’t have an emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned infants, toddlers and young children. Additionally, there is a severe shortage of foster homes in our community and many foster children are placed in homes that are over capacity. This causes siblings to be separated, children to be placed out of their county and moved from foster home to foster home – some as many as 10 times per year.”

Chief Hair continued, “Military and civilian children of our community fit in under the same foster program. I’m very thankful that the membership of AFSA Chapter 554/A554 took on the challenge to make a difference in the life of a child. A BIG THANKS to all who participated in the Children’s Neighborhood Clean Up Day! It is volunteers, such as these wonderful people, that help make the Children’s Neighborhood dream become a reality!”