2022 Air Force Assistance Fund: for Airmen and Guardians by Airmen and Guardians

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  • By Donovan Potter, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign to raise funds for charities that provide support to Air Force families in need runs March 21 through April 29 at Hill Air Force Base.

The AFAF raises money for four charities: The Air Force Enlisted Village, the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, and the Air Force Aid Society.

Contributions benefit all Airmen and Guardians serving on active duty, as well as eligible Air National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, spouses, immediate family members and surviving family members of deceased retirees.

Installation Project Officer Capt. Chandler Alston said it’s important to donate to the campaign to be sure help is there when it’s needed.

“It’s about ensuring that our flight mates, wingmen and women, friends, and colleagues have help with emergency needs, educational assistance, and family support,” she said. “Chances are high that every member has come in contact with someone who has used the generosity of one of the four charities within the AFAF.”

There are many ways to donate but the most simple and preferred method is through e-Giving on the Hill AFB website:  https://secure.qgiv.com/event/afaf/classification/268058/.

Unit key workers will be contacting members eligible to give in the coming weeks. Members can also reach out to Hill’s AFAF installation project officers who can put them in touch with their unit’s key worker.

The four charitable organizations associated with AFAS are:

Air Force Aid Society

This charity works to support and enhance the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force missions by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support, and community programs for Air Force and Space Force families. AFAS utilizes 100 percent of every contribution received to help Airmen, Guardians, and their families.

Air Force Enlisted Village

The village located near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field in Florida, provides care and support for retired enlisted members’ surviving spouses. Contributions also provide independent and assisted living and memory care so that surviving spouses can feel safe and secure in their communities.

LeMay Foundation

The foundation provides support through financial grants to help widows and widowers of all Air Force retirees, both officers and enlisted. The contributions ensure all military spouses receive the best standard of living so that they may live out their lives with dignity and care they so deserve. They are committed to keeping these spouses in their home, near family and friends.

Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation

Widowed spouses of retired Air Force and Space Force officers receive critical care and housing thanks to gifts to the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation. More than 92% of those receiving assistance reside in assisted living, skilled nursing, or memory care, truly in the most vulnerable phase of their lives.

Learn more about the AFAF charities at https://www.afassistancefund.org.

For more information on the Hill AFB campaign, contact AFAF Installation Project Officer Capt. Chandler Alston at chandler.alston.1@us.af.mil, or Assistant Project Officers Master Sgt. Colby Hedgepath at Colby.hedgepath@us.af.mil.