Whiteman AFAF campaign update

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  • 509th Bomb Wing

Due to the Global Pandemic, the 2020 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is holding a two week donation blitz starting Aug. 17-28. The AFAF is an opportunity for Airmen to show their support to fellow Airmen during these difficult times.

The AFAF consists of four charitable organizations that specifically support Airmen and their families (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents, including surviving spouses). The four charities include the Air Force Aid Society, the LeMay Foundation, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village.

Joanne Rodriguez, Work/Life Consultant at Whiteman Air Force Base, said the AFAF is different from other Air Force charitable causes in that its funding directly and exclusively supports fellow Airmen.

“The AFAF provides support to Airmen and their families in emergencies, as well as with educational needs,” said Rodriguez. “[The AFAF also] helps secure retirement funds for widows and widowers of Air Force members in need of financial assistance.”

Airmen should keep an eye out for email traffic from their unit program coordinators with contributions being 100% online during this two week cycle.

These charities are built up through the contributions and generosity of fellow Airmen. If you are interested in contributing to the cause, please visit https://www.afassistancefund.org/.