Team Robins surpasses AFAF goal

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Base employees were asked to open their wallets, and that's exactly what they did. Robins collected more than $89,000 for the Air Force Assistance Fund, exceeding the base goal by about 15 percent.

"The generosity was amazing," said Capt. Perlina Fortinberry, installation project officer. "Even people who couldn't afford to give a lot still donated."

Fortinberry said the organized fundraisers had tremendous support and participation. She also said the unit project officers did an amazing job and nearly every unit exceeded its goal.

Although the AFAF campaign officially ended April 16, "late" money can still be accepted through May 15, so the final tally is likely to be even higher.

Unlike other programs, the AFAF is run by Airmen, for Airmen.

The fund benefits four different charities: the Air Force Aid Society, the Air Force Enlisted Village, the Air Force Villages and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation. One hundred percent of designated AFAF contributions benefit active-duty, Reserve, Air Guard, retired Air Force people, surviving spouses and families.