AFAF campaign begins March 23

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
The Robins 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign runs March 23 through May 1. 

This year's theme is "Commitment to Caring," with an installation goal of $67,314.

"The annual Air Force Assistance Fund provides an opportunity to help our fellow Airmen when they need it most," said Capt. Jaleesa Council, AFAF installation project officer. "The AFAF campaign supports four charities dedicated to caring for Airmen from induction through retirement and beyond."           

AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds that support active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents. These charities include: 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.

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. Also last year, AFAS provided $1.6 million in childcare programs, phone cards, baby gifts, car care and spouse initiatives through base community programs.

Unit project officers and key workers will be visiting work centers to share additional information about the charities, answer questions and offer the opportunity to contribute to this year's campaign.

For questions, contact Capt. Jaleesa Council, DSN: 497-3429, jaleesa.council; or 1st Lt.  Jessica Richmond, DSN: 472-7377, Retirees not assigned to a Team Robins organization who would like to offer a donation to any of the four charities listed may contact the Installation Project Officer or Assistant Project Officers at (478) 327-3429 or 222-7377.