Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. --
Team Patrick-Cape kicked off its Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, 'Airmen Helping Airmen,' March 23, and patrons can participate now through May 1.
This year's goal is to raise $36,542, which benefits the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages (Texas Over Blue Skies), Air Force Enlisted Village and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.
"The campaign demonstrates that we are Airmen who take care of our own," said 1st Lt. Bianca Mitchell, 45th Support Squadron, AFAF installation project officer. "While the monetary goal is very important, it is just as imperative that every Airman is aware of the benefits this campaign has to offer Airmen and their families."
Airmen from the all over the Air Force, from every rank and position, are asked to show their support of the total wingman concept of taking care of our Airmen.
The organizations provide support to Airmen in need across the Air Force, which includes active duty, retirees, reservists, guard members, their dependents and surviving spouses in need.
"The Air Force Assistance Fund is essential to ensuring we are taking care of our Air Force family by giving them the opportunity to give back to our Airmen - both past and present," said Maj. Gen. (Sel) Nina Armagno, 45th Space Wing commander. "These contributions are focused on helping Air Force members and families during hardships, so the money raised here comes back to our Airmen.
Unit Project Officers will make 100 percent contact with eligible donors and give them an opportunity to contribute.
"We hope that everyone give serious consideration to donating to these four worthy charities," said Mitchell. "Just a few dollars a month will ensure your fellow Airmen will have the assistance they need when they need it most. You never know, you may just find that in the future you have 'paid it forward,' and our AFAF charities will be there for you, when you need them."
Contributions are tax deductible and additional information can be found at www.afassistancefund.org.
To make a contribution to the AFAF, contact a unit representative, or, a donation form can be found online by clicking here
. Simply print, sign, fill in information, and give it to a unit representative.