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AFAF campaign kicks off in near future

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --  The 2006 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign will kick off at 8 a.m. March 10 in the Aderholt Fitness Center gym.

In 2005 more than $132,000 was raised and donated to the fund. Of the money $72,136 was donated to the AFAS, which in turn gave back more than $227,000 to Hurlburt Field Airmen and their families.

The AFAF was established in order to provide assistance to the Air Force family in three major areas of need – emergency assistance grants and zero-interest loans, education grants and community programs.

Through donations to four charitable organizations – the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Foundation, Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Village Foundation – the AFAF is able to provide members with emergency assistance, funding for education, and a secured retirement home for widows and widowers.

Donations to the campaign can be made in cash, check or payroll deduction.

“We’re hoping to have high base participation and exceed our goals,” said 2nd Lt. Dave Mueller, AFAF installation project officer. “These programs provide a lot of help and assistance to our active and retired Airmen and families.”

For more information, call the AFAF installation project officers, Capt. Jonathan Cotton at 884-3019 or Lt. Mueller at 884-5846.