Andersen contributes to Air Force Assistance Fund Published April 11, 2014 By Airman 1st Class Amanda Morris 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The 2014 Air Force Assistance Fund has officially kicked off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on March 24 and will continue through May 2. The AFAF is an Air Force-wide campaign where 100% of the donations is used to help Airmen and their families to include active-duty and retired members, commissioned or enlisted. "This year's AFAF campaign is all about our 'Commitment to Caring,'" said 2nd Lt. Blake Moorhead, 36th Comptroller Squadron financial management analysis deputy chief and 36th Wing Staff Agency 2014 AFAF group project officer. "The AFAF is a great way to pay it forward to several charities that really try to make a difference in the lives of our Airmen and their families. I'd encourage every Airman to contribute, even small donations add up to make big impacts." Donations can be made with Payroll Deduction Plan allotments, cash or check. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service will deduct monthly contributions from military or retiree pay if the donor chooses to give using a PDP. The contributions will be deducted starting June 1 for active-duty Airmen, and July 1 for retirees. The contributions can go to four different programs. These programs are the Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Village, Air Force Aid Society and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation. The AFV and AFEV are organizations that provide widows and widowers with retirement housing. The donations received by these villages can help enhance the lives of the village residents. The AFAS provides financial help to all active-duty and retired Airmen and their families; this help can range from education or community enhancement to emergency aid. The charity provides interest-free loans and grants based on an Airman's needs or the needs of any eligible family members in emergency situations. The LeMay Foundation provides widows and widowers with grants of assistance for their various needs. Any widows or widowers of an Air Force retiree can apply for assistance through the LeMay Foundation. "This money benefits assigned Airmen and their families in the form of support for emergency leave, personal financial hardship assistance, deaths of family and dependents, and any number of other needs," said Capt. David Bullock, 736th Security Forces Squadron director of operations and 2014 AFAF installation project officer. "getting support in your hour of need, makes all the difference during this time of increasing financial instability for a lot of our troops." For more information on donations contact your unit AFAF representative.