JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas --
The 2017 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign at Joint Base San Antonio kicks off April 10 and will run until May 19.
JBSA is part of the overall Air Force effort worldwide participating in this annual fundraising event which raises money for four Air Force charities – the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.
“The overall fund-raising goal this year for JBSA is $335,305, split between JBSA-Randolph, JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Fort Sam Houston,” said Capt. Vincent Sayegh, 502nd Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate chief of civil law and JBSAs AFAF installation project officer.
Unit AFAF project officers will be making 100 percent contact with active-duty personnel about the program; other personnel wishing to make an AFAF donation should contact their unit AFAF project officers for information.
In 2016 the Air Force Aid Society, which celebrates 75 years in 2017, provided approximately $431,992 to Airmen and their families right here in Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
Here’s a closer look at the four charities the AFAF supports:
· The Air Force Aid Society: provides Airmen and their families worldwide with emergency financial assistance, education assistance and various base-level community enhancement programs.
· The Air Force Enlisted Village: supports Teresa Village in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Bob Hope Village in Shalimar, Florida, near Eglin Air Force Base. The fund provides homes and financial assistance to retired enlisted members' widows and widowers who are 55 and older. It also supports Hawthorn House in Shalimar which provides assisted living for residents, including 24-hour nursing care.
· The Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation: donations support independent and assisted living needs for retired officers and their spouses, widows or widowers and family members. Communities are located in San Antonio.
· The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation: provides rent and financial assistance to widows and widowers of officer and enlisted retirees in their homes and communities through financial grants of assistance.
For more information on the Air Force Assistance fund and how to donate, visit http://www.afassistancefund.org.
For more information about the AFAF, Joint Base San Antonio points of contact are:
JBSA: Capt. Vincent Sayegh, 502 Judge Advocate, 221-7416
Ft Sam Houston: Senior Master Sgt. Latonya Parker, 502 Force Support Group, 221-2916
Lackland: Capt Anthony Rock, 502 Installation Support Group/JA, 671-5762
Randolph: Master Sgt. Mark Fox, 902 Security Forces Squadron, 652-5968