Local campaign raises $60K for Airmen helping Airmen

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
The Robins 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign has ended successfully.

"This year's campaign for Team Robins was off to a rocky start, but overall we have managed to raise $60,223," said Capt. Jaleesa Council, AFAF installation project officer. "This is a huge success and we all owe it to the contributors, key workers, unit and wing project officers and leadership."

"Across the Air Force, we're just below the $6 million mark, so it shows that as an Air Force, we're committed to the AHA! (Airmen Helping Airmen) slogan," she said. 

This year's six-week campaign was an annual effort to raise funds that support active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents. 

Supported charities include the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation; Air Force Enlisted Village; Blue Skies of Texas - formerly Air Force Village; and Air Force Aid Society, with an office located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 794.

"This year's theme was "Commitment to Caring." Funds from the annual campaign assist those in need of such things as emergency assistance, community programs and educational funding. 

In 2014, the Air Force Aid Society provided more than 18,000 emergency assists totaling $9.6 million. Overall, the Air Force program awarded 2,714 education grants to the children and spouses of its members.