FEBRUARY 4, 2015, WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign has kicked off and will run until May 1.
Air Force bases worldwide are participating in this fundraising event which raises money for four Air Force charities ? Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.
– The Air Force Aid Society: Provides Airmen and their families worldwide with emergency financial assistance, education assistance and various base-level community enhancement programs.
– The Air Force Enlisted Village: Supports Teresa Village in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Bob Hope Village in Shalimar, Florida, near Eglin Air Force Base. The fund provides homes and financial assistance to retired enlisted members’ widows and widowers who are 55 and older. It also supports Hawthorn House (in Shalimar) which provides assisted living for residents, including 24-hour nursing care.
– The Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation: Donations support independent and assisted living needs for retired officers and their spouses, widows or widowers and family members. Communities are located in San Antonio, Texas.
– The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation: Provides rent and financial assistance to widows and widowers of officer and enlisted retirees in their homes and communities through financial grants of assistance.
Air Force officials are using a three-campaign grouping where all Air Force bases are assigned to one of the following three six-week campaign periods:
Group I – Feb. 2 – March 13
Group II – March 2 – April 10
Group III – March 23 – May 1
Group I bases, which already started, include Charleston Air National Guard Base, West Virginia; Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota; Keesler AFB, Mississippi; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Vance AFB, Oklahoma and Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.
New this year is an updated Air Force Assistance Fund website, which features information about all of the affiliate charities, a link to the donation forms, videos, assistance stories and FAQs. Everyone is encouraged to check out the site and learn more about how your donations help the Air Force family. Whether active duty or retired, officer or enlisted, Air Force Assistance Fund is there for the Airmen, by the Airmen to take care of our own.