Whiteman AFAF campaign

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  • 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

The 2021 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign season kicks off at Whiteman Air Force Base on March 8 and ends April 16. This years goal is to raise $46,598 dollars.

The campaign offers Airmen an opportunity to show their support for fellow wingmen and fund support programs benefiting the Air Force community.

The AFAF comprises four charitable organizations that specifically support Airmen and their families (active duty, retirees, reservists, guardsmen 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.

Ms. Joanne Rodriguez, work/life consultant at Whiteman AFB, said the AFAF is different from other charitable causes in that it’s funding directly and exclusively supports fellow Airmen.

AFAF funds are reliant on contributions and generosity of fellow Airmen, who can provide a one-time contribution, or they can request a recurring monthly payroll deduction.

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

The campaign kicks off with an event at the Star and Stripes Bowling Alley March 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., where program representatives invite Airmen to receive more information on how to contribute.

Service members interested in supporting AFAF this year should keep an eye out for their unit program coordinator or key worker for more information. There is also the option to contribute online at https: www.afassistancefund.org.