Cannon kicks off 2007 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign Monday

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign begins March 12 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The goal this year is $43,031. For information on how this organization supports Air Force families, visit http://afassistancefund.org. (Courtesy graphic)

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign begins March 12 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The goal this year is $43,031. For information on how this organization supports Air Force families, visit http://afassistancefund.org. (Courtesy graphic)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- It's time for the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign. The drive kicks off Monday and the 27th Fighter Wing's goal is $43,031. 

The AFAF was established to provide for an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to the Air Force family -- active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and their dependents, including surviving spouses. 

The campaign runs for six weeks, and supports the following AFAF charities:
-- Air Force Aid Society
-- Air Force Villages
-- Air Force Enlisted Village
-- General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation 

These organizations help Air Force people with aid in an emergency, with educational needs, or to have a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of Air Force members in need of financial assistance. 

The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the Air Force. It is chartered to assist in relieving financial emergencies faced by active duty members and their families. It also assists Reserve and Guard personnel who are on extended active duty or face unique emergencies.
For more information, visit www.afas.org.
Air Force Villages provides widows of career retired Air Force Officers with dignified, appropriate and cost-effective living options.
For more information, visit www.airforcevillages.com.
The Air Force Enlisted Village is a non-profit organization that provides a home to dire need enlisted widows, of the Air Force, Guard and Reserve. They also provide temporary housing and services to spouses of enlisted members who die while serving on active duty.
They also provide adult dependents on a space-available basis emergency assistance and temporary housing during natural disasters. For more information, visit www.afenlistedwidows.org.
The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation enables surviving spouses to continue living in their own homes and communities and not struggle to meet daily living needs. They help with monthly supplemental grants to assist with food, rent, utilities and healthcare.
For more information, visit www.lemayfoundation.org.
Cash donations to the AFAF will be accepted, but a payroll deduction is preferred. Civilians can also donate.