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Moody AFB raising money to help Air Force widows

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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA (WALB) -

Airmen at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta are raising money to help Air Force widows.
 
The Airmen will be competing against each other in a 12 hour relay this Saturday, May 10th, at the Lowndes County High School track from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Money raised will go to the Air Force Enlisted Village in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, which takes care of retired Air Force enlisted widows who need financial assistance after their spouse passes away.

Event Coordinator Mark Deal said this weekend's relay event is very important because the Air Force Enlisted Village runs primarily off of donations.

"These donations from our local community and our military members help offset the cost for them to live there worry free and stress free," said Mark Deal, event coordinator.

Vendors will be at the relay throughout the day serving food and drinks. The public is encouraged to attend.

"It's just gonna be a great atmosphere, so we encourage anybody to come down and maybe hang out, or, maybe donate a little to this great cause," Deal said.

For more information about the Air Force Enlisted Village, visit: www.afev.us.

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