Air Force Assistance Fund: It’s not too late to donate

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The annual Air Force Assistance Fund installation campaign is still ongoing, and the campaign runs through May 4.

Thanks to the generosity of our Hill AFB personnel, the base has raised 65 percent, or $41,466, of our $63,338 goal in just three weeks.

Hill is currently ranked third out of 81 installations participating in the Air Force AFAF campaign.

While May 4 is just around the corner, it’s not too late to donate. As a reminder, there are two ways to contribute to the AFAF.

The first is through payroll deduction play, where Defense Finance and Accounting Service automatically deducts monthly contributions from military or retiree pay, commencing June 1 of the campaign year for active duty and July 1 for military retirees.

The second is through a cash donation to include U.S. currency, personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, endorsed traveler’s checks or other redeemable instruments.

In addition, personnel may choose to give via credit card donation on an individual charity’s websites; however, these credit card donations will not count toward installation goals.

Since 1942, the AFAF campaign has been run by the Air Force family to help the Air Force family. Whether we are aware of it or not, each of us knows someone who has been helped by AFAF.

Anything we can do today helps ensure that assistance will be available for other Airmen and other families when they need it tomorrow.

For more information, call Senior Master Sgt. Chad Fry at 801-777-5433 or myself at 801-586-6089. You can also contact your respective unit project officers and keyworkers or visit www.afassistancefund.org.