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February 27, 2014

Air Force Assistance Fundraiser to begin in March

Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force Assistance Fundraiser will run from March 24, and ends May 2.

The Desert Lightning Team goal this year is $121,074.

“The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual opportunity for Air Force members to contribute to four specific Air Force Charities,” said Capt. Benjamin Coffman, 12 AF Staff Acquisitions officer. “It is our way to ensure that these resources are going to continue to be available for ourselves, our families and even our extended families.”

To get the fundraiser off to a good start and to educate the base populous about the fundraiser and its purpose the base is hosting a breakfast, March 5.

“The early kick-off breakfast is a way for people to learn about the AFAF and to start donating early,” Coffman said. “The guest speaker will be well versed in the Air Force Aid Society, Elodia Medina from the Airman and Family Readiness Center will be educating all guests on AFAF.”

Last year the base attained 85% of the goal with a little over $100,000.

“These types of goals take the entire wing as a team of one to achieve,” said Master Sgt. Kevin Eicher, 355th Force Support Squadron force support logistics manager.

The four charities that benefit from the campaign drive are the Air Force Aid Society, the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air Force Enlisted Village and the Air Force Village.

The Air Force Aid Society provides Airmen and their families with worldwide emergency financial assistance, education assistance and base-level, community-enhancement programs. The Airmen and Family Readiness Center has full details on programs and eligibility requirements. Additional information is available at www.afas.org.

The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation helps widows of all Air Force retirees, both officers and enlisted, through financial grants of assistance. The LeMay Foundation website is www.lemay-foundation.org.

The Air Force Enlisted Village was founded in 1967 and is located near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The enlisted village provides a safe, secure and dignified home to indigent widows of retired Air Force enlisted members. For details, visit www.afenlistedwidows.org.

The Air Force Village provides retirement living, with access to continuing health care, for military officers who served honorably and their spouses, with priority to retired Air Force officer widows and widowers in need of financial assistance. This village is located in San Antonio. For more information, go to www.airforcevillages.com.

Every unit has a representative, the goal is to make 100% contact with all Airmen on the base.

Any donation regardless of size, makes a difference. In addition, donations are tax deductable.

“To attain tickets to the kick-off breakfast and to donate, contact your unit rep,” said Coffman. “There was a base-wide e-mail sent out about the breakfast, attached was the list of all the unit representatives.




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