AFAF a ‘Commitment to Caring’
By Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams, 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 30, 2018
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --
The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign began here March 26. The campaign, themed "Commitment to Caring," runs until May 4 with a goal to raise $47,140. F.E. Warren Air Force Base AFAF campaign managers are taking extra steps to spread awareness and help reach this year’s goal.
"The Air Force Assistance Fund is important to all Airmen because it's about taking care of our own," said Capt. Joseph Neary, 90th Missile Wing project officer.
AFAF contributions go to the Air Force Village Foundation, the Air Force Aid Society, the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village. The organizations help Airmen with financial aid in instances such as, emergency situations, securing a retirement home for widows or widowers of Air Force members and more.
"The Air Force Assistance Fund is all about Airmen helping Airmen," said Neary. "Each of the four Air Force Assistance Fund-related agencies support the Air Force as a whole. Contributions help fund vital emergency and community support services that have benefited the Air Force community for more than 70 years."
Each unit has an AFAF representative and their goal is to contact every Airman in their unit, including those deployed or serving a temporary duty assignment.
"Many Airmen don't know the benefits that are out there for them, and the representatives will ensure they are informed," said Neary. "We are going to try to increase this year's campaign participation by educating Airmen on what the charities give back to the community and military members."
There is no set limit as to what people can donate to the AFAF.
"Every little bit counts regardless of the amount," said Neary. "Our goal is to have at least 20 percent of base members participate to help meet our goal.
To help kick off the event the Warren Spouses Club donated $5,100, which got the base to 10 percent of this year’s monetary goal.
For more information, contact a unit representative or visit http://www.afassistancefund.org/.