2024 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at Hill AFB: Supporting our Airmen and Guardians

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  • By Richard Essary
  • 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The 2024 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at Hill AFB officially kicks off on April 1 and runs through June 30. This unique campaign is dedicated to serving our fellow Airmen, Guardians, and their families in times of need.

Specifically, your contributions serve those 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. The base goal this year is $37,239.

"As the assistant project officer for the 2024 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, I am honored to rally our Team Hill community in this vital effort," said Master Sgt. Anthony Zingariello, 75th Operations Support Squadron weather flight chief. "Your contributions directly impact the lives of our Airmen, Guardians, and their families. Let’s stand united and demonstrate our commitment to caring for our own."

A special AFAF kick-off event for Hill AFB will be held during First Friday at 3 p.m. on April 5 at The Landing. All military personnel, civilians, and their families are cordially invited to attend this special occasion.

The AFAF has four charities:

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 uses 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 percent 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 AFAF charities at afassistancefund.org and donate on the Hill AFB e-Giving website at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/afaf/classification/284145/.

For more information on the Hill AFB campaign, contact your unit’s key worker, or reach out to 2nd Lt. Kori Berra at kori.berra.1@us.af.mil or Master Sgt. Anthony Zingariello at anothony.zingariello@us.af.mil, this year’s AFAF project officers.