By Senior Airman Harry Brexel
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The 2016 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign has come to an end and Team Little Rock members raised more than $50,000.
The Air Force Assistance Fund annual drive raises funds for charitable affiliates that provide support to Airmen in need, including active-duty service members, retirees, reservists, Guard members and their dependents to include surviving spouses who are in need of emergency aid.
The overall objective of 100 percent contact was accomplished rapidly at “The Rock.”
“It was impressive to see how easily everyone came together,” said Capt. Christopher Dolby, 19th Airlift Wing safety officer and AFAF base representative. “A team of 60-plus Airmen from four different major commands worked together to collect donations from across base.”
The money will go directly to AFAF affiliate charities, which include the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation; Air Force Enlisted Village; Blue Skies of Texas (formerly Air Force Village); and the Air Force Aid Society, which has an office located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 430.
“It will come back to help Airmen and families here at Little Rock Air Force Base,” said Peggy Bennett, community readiness consultant and Air Force Aid Society officer.
For more information on the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign visit www.afassistancefund.org.