AFAF campaign kicks off in KMC

***image1***This year’s Air Force Assistance Fund “Commitment to Caring” campaign runs through April 12 and will provide Airmen the opportunity to contribute to any of the four official Air Force charitable organizations.

The AFAF is the official charity of the Air Force, and is chartered to assist in relieving financial emergencies faced by active-duty members and their families. Qualifying members are given interest-free loans or grants during personal and family emergencies. Aid can be given for such purposes as food, rent, utilities, essential car repair, and certain medical and dental care. About $12 million in direct emergency assistance is typically disbursed every year.

Now in its 33rd year, 100-percent of designated AFAF contributions will benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air Force people, surviving spouses and families. Last year, Airmen exceeded the campaign goal as they contributed more than $7.3 million.

People can contribute through cash, check, money order or payroll deduction to:
— The Air Force Aid Society,  The Air Force Enlisted Village Indigent Widow’s Fund, The Air Force Village Indigent Widow’s Fund in San Antonio and The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.

Contributions to the AFAF are tax deductible. For more information, visit