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Bolling, Pentagon set AFAF contribution goal of $25,515

BOLLING AFB, DC -- The Air Force Assistance Fund "Commitment to Caring" campaign begins on Bolling and the Pentagon March 12, with a goal of 100 percent face-to-face contact, and to raise $25,515 in donations.

The campaign, now in its 34th year, raises funds for four affiliate organizations, the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Village Foundation and General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, and will run through April 13.

"The Air Force sponsors two main charity drives each year," said Capt. Cristina Moore Urrutia, AFAF project manager at Bolling. "What makes the Air Force Assistance Fund so special is that the money raised goes directly to our brothers and sisters in blue -- past and present. It's Airmen helping Airmen, as well as their families."

During the drive, people may contribute cash, check or money order, or use payroll deduction for any of the Air Force's four official charities:

The Air Force Aid Society provides Airmen and their families with worldwide emergency financial assistance, education assistance and an array of base level community-enhancement programs. More information is available online, at www.afas.org.

The Air Force Enlisted Village Indigent Widows' Fund supports the Air Force Village in Shalimar, Fla., near Eglin Air Force Base. The fund provides rent subsidy and other support to indigent widows and widowers of retired enlisted people 55 and older. For more information, logon to www.afenlistedwidows.org.

The Air Force Villages Indigent Widows' Fund supports the Air Force Village in San Antonio, Texas, a life-care community for retired officers, spouses, widows or widowers and family members. More information is available on their Web site, www.airforcevillages.com.

The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation provides rent and financial assistance to indigent widows and widowers of officers and enlisted people in their own homes and communities. For more information, logon to www.afvw.com/lemay.html.
Last year, Airmen from Bolling contributed $38,234.18 through the AFAF drive, said Captain Moore Urrutia.

For more information about donating to the AFAF, contact a unit AFAF project officer, or e-mail the AFAF Installation Project Office, Capt. Cristina Moore Urrutia, at cristina.mooreurrutia@bolling.af.mil or 1st Lt. Peter Mask at peter.mask@bolling.af.mil.

Contributions to the AFAF are tax deductible. For more information about AFAF, logon to afassistancefund.org/.