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Team Kirtland kicks off Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

Lt. Allan Rodriguez of the Air Force Assistance Fund poses with Wing Leadership at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Feb. 28, 2020. The AFAF is an annual campaign that raises funds for charities that provide support to the Air Force family in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Enrique Barceló)

Lt. Allan Rodriguez of the Air Force Assistance Fund poses with Wing Leadership at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Feb. 28, 2020. The AFAF is an annual campaign that raises funds for charities that provide support to the Air Force family in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Enrique Barceló)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico --

The Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) Campaign kicks off March 2, 2020. But what is the AFAF? It’s an annual campaign that raises funds for charities that provide support to the Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses).

 The AFAF aids four charitable organizations: the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, Air Force Enlisted Village Indigent Widows' Fund, Air Force Aid Society, and General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.

 

  • The Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation is a beautiful retirement community located in San Antonio, Texas, that has provided financial support to more than 600 widowed spouses of retired Air Force officers.
  • The Air Force Enlisted Village gives out over $1.1 million annually for surviving spouses of retired Air Force enlisted members.
  • The Air Force Aid Society has provided emergency financial assistance, educational support, and community programs since 1942.
  • The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation works to give grants to enlisted and officer retirees’ surviving spouses. In 2019, the Foundation was able to provide over $440,000 to these spouses.

 

This year the campaign will run until April 10, 2020, with the goal of raising $48,139.

Donations can be given in a variety of ways: e-giving by texting AFAF to “50155”, cash or check donations given to your unit’s AFAF representative, or on the website, https://www.afassistancefund.org/.

 For more information, please contact Capt. Kirsty Nichols at 846-3436, or via email kirsty.n.nichols.mil@mail.mil, or Lt. Allan Rodriguez at 846-1180 or via email at allan.s.rodriguez2.mil@mail.mil.

 The website can help answer any questions or concerns regarding the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign.