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News from our Partners: Air Force Assistance Fund Charities Thank USAF Retirees
 

Many Airmen across the Air Force family (active, guard, reserve, retired, and surviving spouses of retirees) have been impacted by this health crisis.  If you are, or know of a fellow Airmen or family member in one of these situations, you can rely on the assistance given by the four official and affiliate charities of the Air Force.  Visit www.afassistancefund.org to see how they can help, and how you can get in contact with them for yourself, a loved one, or a friend.

Our Air Force Charities have been responding to the effects this virus is having on our Air Force family in an all-out attempt to support their fellow Airmen and families in any way possible.

The Gen & Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation has provided a “One Time Relief Grant” to each of their widows, easing financial stress with increased prescription and grocery delivery expenses.

Air Force Enlisted Village, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides senior living services for Air Force surviving spouses, is doing everything possible to protect residents who are most vulnerable to coronavirus/COVID-19 due to their ages. Cleaning and disinfecting processes have increased, and extra staff have been hired to screen people entering the campus and to shop for groceries for residents.

Since its inception, the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation (AFVCF) has supported widowed spouses of Air Force heroes during their most vulnerable years: retirement.  In the age of COVID-19, Airmen and their spouses continue to choose to live at Blue Skies of Texas due to its top-rated continuum of healthcare and outstanding crisis preparedness.  Those in Blue Skies’ care have peace of mind as the team protects them via the delivery of prescriptions, meals and necessary items, all straight to their doors. 

The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is has stepped in to assist many Air Force families who are facing financial challenges because of COVID-19. Many Airmen have found themselves in tough situations because spouses have lost their jobs or they received PCS orders and, because of stop movement orders, the rest of the family hasn’t been able to relocate with them.  During this difficult time, AFAS pledges are so important to ensure that our Airmen aren’t facing these stressful situations alone. Your gift to the AFAF Campaign will help us continue to be there when Air Force families need us even during a pandemic like the one we’re facing now.
     
The men and women serving in the four official and affiliate charities of the Air Force thank you, our Air Force Retiree family, for your generous support during the 2020 AFAF Campaign while our country was under siege by this invisible adversary—COVID-19.  As our campaign workers were forced to suspend desk-to-desk solicitations (for their safety), we knew fundraising would suffer—and it did.  In 2012 a record $7.8 million was raised.  In 2019 it had dropped to $3.3 million, an all-time low…until now.  This year, the virus and resultant economic distress has resulted in our fundraising yielding $1.48 million from the base campaigns—still, an amazing showing of support under these circumstances.  And, we had help!  Retirees mailed in nearly $49,000 in checks and payroll deduction allotment authorizations.  Retirees were also a major contributing factor in AAFES raising over $286,000 to bring our annual total to over $1.8 million!  Though retired, you’ve taken an active part in maintaining our legacy of Airmen “taking care of our own”!

If you have not had the chance to give this year and wish to, giving is easier than ever:
Donate online at https://www.afassistancefund.org (click the donate button).  There, you can use the e-Giving platform on the left side of the page (credit/debit card or e-check); or you can download and print the donation form linked to on the right side of the page.  With the donation form, you can choose to give by allotment from your retired pay, or by sending a check or money order of any amount to:
AIR FORCE ASSISTANCE FUND
AFPC/DP3SA
550 C STREET WEST
JBSA-RANDOLPH TX  78150
*Please don’t send cash in the mail.

Again, on behalf of the four charities, and on behalf of the thousands of Fellow Airmen and families you’ve impacted – thank you!

 
Page last updated on Sept 16, 2020