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News from Our Partners: 2024 Air Force Assistance Fund 51st Annual Campaign

The 2024 Department of the Air Force’s annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign at Air and Space Force Bases worldwide continued through Flag Day (June 14) this year! 

Year after year our faithful retiree force comes through with donations given from the heart. Some give $1,000, $3,000, or even $10,000 as a one-time gift because at some point, one of our four charities helped you or someone you know. Some give $5, $10, $20 or $50 per month, making a huge impact over time, for which we are equally grateful. No matter how you give or how much, we want to thank you once again for your faithful support of the AFAF Charities and our fellow Airmen, Guardians and their families.

The General & Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation (The LeMay Foundation) remains passionate in continuing to provide our surviving spouses of AF & SF retirees with financial help. Your loyalty in giving has made it possible to continue assisting our current spouses by receiving the Foundation’s supplemental income to aid with their daily needs. In 2023, over $345K in grants were given directly to our spouses. We continue the legacy of General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay, and The LeMay Foundation stands strong on “Taking Care of Our Own.” Without your devoted commitment, we could not continue making a difference. 

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) provides an  array of assistance to Airmen, Guardians, Retirees, and their families. Last year, AFAS provided $12.5 million in direct assistance to more than 11,000 recipients. For more than 80 years, Department of the Air Force personnel have counted on AFAS for emergency financial assistance, disaster relief, education programs for dependent children and spouses, and a variety of vital community programs.

The Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation (AFVCF) has served over 600 surviving spouses of retired Department of the Air Force officers, with over $23 million since 1970. These residents of Blue Skies of Texas retirement community know they will always have a home, regardless of their ability to pay. And 100% of your donations to AFVCF go directly to the residents’ living expenses and continuing care, to allow them the peace of mind to live comfortably in their homes with a secure future.

The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) continues its mission of providing a safe, secure home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen and Guardians. During the last year AFEV Benevolence Program provided $534,352 in financial support to eligible Department of the Air Force widows. The care and support services through this program for our 600 plus residents at the Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House would not be possible without the Air Force Assistance Fund.

If you haven’t  had the opportunity to give but want to make a year-end contribution, you can give anytime online now at https://www.afassistancefund.org.  Just click the red “DONATE NOW!!” button near the top right of the page.  You’ll be taken to our donation page where, on the right side of the page, you can choose to either use a donation form to authorize payroll deduction donations, or document where you’d like your check or money order donation to go.  Then there’s our “E-Giving” option, on the left side of the page, where you can help your favorite base and squadron by giving directly to their campaign—just scroll down to the “DONATE TODAY WITH OUR NEW PEER-TO-PEER PLATFORM” box and click the “Donate Today!” button.  When you click the “Find a Base” button, you’ll be able to click on the base link where each squadron/organization will have their own link.    You can also give this way by texting AFAF to 50155 using your smart phone.

Join the AFAF Wingman Squadron today by signing up for monthly giving and your monthly donation won’t automatically stop after just one year -unless you pause or stop it yourself. You’re in full control with your giving account! In fact, if you authorize monthly recurring e-giving, it’s highly recommended that you set up an account.  You can do that after making your donation online by going to https://secure.qgiv.com/for/afassistancefund and clicking the “Sign In” link and then clicking “Create an Account” link at the bottom of the pop-up box.   If you need help linking your account to your monthly gift, please contact Department of the Air Force Fundraising at usaf.fundraising@us.af.mil

Again, if e-Giving isn’t your thing, that’s okay. You can still give by check, money order, cashier’s check, or through the annual payroll deduction plan from your retired pay.  The contribution form can be found online at https://www.afassistancefund.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/DAF_2561-20221026.pdf.  Please be aware that payroll deduction allotment authorizations mailed to AFPC will not begin coming from retired pay until 1 July 2024. 

Mail Check and Payroll Deduction Plan Donations to:
Thank you once again for your continued support of the annual AFAF Campaign, and our fellow Airmen, Guardians, and their families.  Retired, but still Active!


Page Updated Jun 26 2024