Amanda Wilkerson, director of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, was recently presented with a check for $2,500 from the proceeds of Props, Wings & Wheels. The air, land and sea show and hangar party, held at Destin Jet, raised $6,500 for three of the areas local charities, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.

They were charities close to the hearts of employees of Jay Odom, a local developer whose projects include Hammock Bay in Freeport, Uptown Station and JG Plaza in Fort Walton Beach, Destiny by the Sea and Destin Jet.

“We are proud to be able to give back to the local charities in our area and look forward to hosting the event next year,” said Odom.

Odom has been extremely successful in the Panhandle area of Florida and is a strong believer in giving back to the community. He has donated to children’s causes, schools, Christmas funds, sport leagues, mentor programs, child welfare programs as well as causes that help all citizens in this area such as our military, police and firefighters.