Donate Military Items or Shop to Benefit the Future Museum!

“I have quite a few items from when I served in the military during World War II and my family does not have any interest in having them,” stated Bucky Smart, a local Greenville County resident who tuned 96 last year.  “I plan to go through all my stuff and give it to the museum so others can learn from seeing them or the museum can benefit from selling them to a collector who will appreciate them.”

“I bet many people, like myself, have collected military items over the years and now see that their children are not interested in having them once we are gone.  I want these items to find a good home with someone who would appreciate them as I did when I first acquired them,” stated Joe Frasher, Airport Director of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina.

The Military History Center of the Carolinas’ museum at the Greenville Downtown Airport is under construction.  A huge sale will be held to create awareness for this great endeavor and to raise much needed funds.

“I hope everyone that has items stored away in their attic, basement or closet will consider letting them once again see the light of day,” added Frasher.  “Some of the items donated will be kept to display in the future museum and others will be sold to benefit the museum.  Either way they will be appreciated by someone and not just continue to collect dust in storage,” Frasher stated.

How you can help:

Donations are Needed!  Donations are tax deductible.

Military items from any time period and any country.

Items can be dropped off at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 116A S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607.  They are open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Drop off questions?  Please call 864-233-5288 or email greenville@erau.edu

MHCC can also pick donations up (Contact Bob Dicey at 864-630-9108 or bobdicey@charter.net to schedule a pick up).

Come to Shop!  Sale starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Sorry no early birds!  Come to 14 Airport Road Ext., Greenville, SC 29607 on the day of the sale.  Cash and credit cards accepted.  Sorry, NO CHECKS.

For more information about museum and on how you can help please visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/MHCC.html

About Military History Center of the Carolinas (MHCC)

MHCC was originally formed in the mid 1990’s under the name Military Collectors Club of the Carolinas.  In 2009, the group was incorporated in South Carolina as a non-profit and was approved as a tax-exempt 501-C3 organization by the IRS.  The name was changed to Military History Center of the Carolinas in July 2015 to better reflect the full scope of MHCC operations.  For more information about MHCC, please visit www.milhcc.org or contact Sam Cooper at scooper2@charter.net or 864-346-5026

About GMU

GMU is the busiest general aviation airport and third busiest airport overall in South Carolina and is a self-sufficient entity with financial strength that doesn’t rely on local taxpayers for funding. GMU is home to Greenville Jet Center, the largest Fixed Base Operator (FBO) in S.C., as well as more than 25 other aviation-related businesses creating 453 jobs that annually contribute more than $35.2 million to the Upstate economy. For more information about GMU please visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com or contact Joe Frasher at 864-242-4777 or joe@greenvilledowntownairport.com

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Lara Kaufmann
864-270-6660
Photos of Bucky Smart and photos of items that have been donated so far: