Columbus AFB 2020 AFAF campaign wraps up

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jake Jacobsen
  • 14th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

Despite our nation’s current Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Columbus Air Force Base succeeded in raising $25,028 for the Air Force Assistance fund.

The AFAF campaign ran originally from March 2 to April 10, but it was extended to May 8 in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

“Thank you to those who donated to the Air Force Assistance Fund,” said Capt. Austin Carter, 2020 AFAF President. “With these donations, someone out there can now receive help with their basic living expenses, car payments, or even help with last minute emergency travel.”

The AFAF sends their donations to one of four charitable organizations, Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Lemay Foundation or the Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation. From those organizations the contributions are spread out to a target audience including Air Force personnel, military families, guardsmen, reservists and retirees.

“I would also like to thank all of my unit Point of Contacts for the long hours and hard work they put in," Carter said. “They helped this campaign run smoothly under circumstances that could have made it more difficult to operate under.”

The AFAF, along with the Combined Federal Campaign, are the only campaigns authorized to solicit and collect contributions from federal employees in the workplace.