The 34th annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign runs through April 15 at Ramstein. The campaign raises funds for four Air Force specific affiliate organizations.
These organizations do not solicit support through the annual Combined Federal Campaign. They are an example of Air Force people taking care of their own.
People can contribute through cash, check, money order or payroll deduction to:
• The Air Force Aid Society, which provides Airmen and their families with worldwide emergency financial assistance, education assistance and an array of base level community-enhancement programs. Base staff members at Airman & Family Readiness centers have full details on programs and eligibility requirements. Information also is available online at www.afas.org.
• The Air Force Enlisted Village Indigent Widows’ Fund supports the Air Force Village in Shalimar, Fla., near Eglin Air Force Base. The fund provides rent subsidy and other support to indigent widows and widowers of retired enlisted people 55 and older. More information is available at www.afenlistedwidows.org.
• The Air Force Villages Indigent Widows’ Fund supports the Air Force Village in San Antonio, a life-care community for retired officers, spouses, widows or widowers and family members. The Air Force Village Web site is www.airforcevillages.com.
• The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, which provides rent and financial assistance to indigent widows and widowers of officers and enlisted people in their own homes and communities. The LeMay Foundation Web site is www.afvw.com/lemay.html.
One hundred percent of designated AFAF contributions will benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air Force people, surviving spouses and families. Contributions to the AFAF are tax deductible.
For more information on the Air Force Assistance Fund, visit http://afassistancefund.org.
For additional information about donating to the AFAF, contact your unit AFAF project officer.