Annual AFAF campaign gets underway this month


The 2017 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign of “Commitment to Caring” kicks off here on April 10.

The AFAF campaign supports four charities that are dedicated to caring for Airmen and their families from induction through retirement and beyond.

The four charities are the Air Force Aid Society, General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air Force Village and the Air Force Enlisted Village.

“The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign gives us all an opportunity to help our fellow Airmen when they need it most,” said Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander. “I hope that everybody gives serious consideration in supporting these four worthy charities.”

The Air Force Aid Society provides Airmen and their families with emergency financial assistance, educational loans and scholarship, spouse tuition assistance and an array of other base community enhancement programs.

The LeMay Foundation seeks out and lends a helping hand to widows and widowers of Air Force retirees through grants of financial assistance while the Air Force Village Charitable Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village provides retirees' widows and widowers with a home and caring community.

Team Offutt’s monetary target for the 2017 campaign is $95,000.

“Our primary goal is to ensure everyone has an opportunity to contribute,” Reynolds said. “You will see key workers visiting your work center to let you know all about the charities and answer any questions you may have.”

The commander also said there will be fundraising events being held throughout the six-week campaign.

“You will also be able to participate in fundraising events through direct assistance or donations—either way, please get involved if you can,” he said.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact SMSgt. Jacob Williams at 294-7033.