Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign kicks-off at AEDC

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. -- This year's Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) Campaign is March 23 - May 1. All military, active and retired, are encouraged to participate in donating to this charity.

Non-military individuals may participate as well. This year our goal is $1,382. We can exceed this goal!

Only active duty military and military retirees can contribute through payroll deduction. Everyone else will have to give a cash donation (U.S. currency, personal checks, money orders, cashier's checks, and endorsed traveler's checks).

The AFAF is a U.S. Air Force organization that collects donations for four Air Force-affiliated charities. Think of it as the Combined Federal Campaign, except just for the Air Force.

Two of the charities, the Air Force Village and the Air Force Enlisted Village, provide retirement housing for widows and widowers. A third charity, the LeMay Foundation, provides widows and widowers with financial grants of assistance for a variety of needs. Lastly, the Air Force Aid Society provides loans and grants for a variety of things as well, generally falling into three categories: education/tuition, community enhancement and emergency aid.

If you would like more information about the AFAF or would like to make a donation, please call 454-6194 or 454-4364. Additional information and donation forms can be found online at www.afassistancefund.org.

Your support is greatly appreciated.