Donations of diapers, baby supplies, paper products and pet food are among the items being collected at Battleship Memorial Park.
The effort is being organized in coordination with Mobile ATC Chief Petty Officer’s Association and the local chapter of the Coast Guard Enlisted Association to coordinate the drive. The donations will be distributed to local Coast Guard families affected by the partial government shutdown, which is now in its 34th day.
Twenty-dollar gift cards for gas, Target, Wal-Mart, local grocery stores and drug stores are also needed.
A donation box will be set up in the park’s Gift Shop. Battleship Memorial Park is located at 2703 Battleship Parkway. The Gift Shop is open daily from 8:00a.m. until 4:00 p.m.