Air Force Aid Society establishes nationwide relief fund
By Capt. Gideon McClure, Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs
/ Published October 17, 2006
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AETCNS) -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Air Force Aid Society has established a nationwide relief fund to help those Air Force families affected by the hurricane.
Donations to the AFAS Hurricane Relief Fund will be accepted directly from individuals, corporations and organizations, both military and civilian. Monetary contributions may be made by check or credit card.
Credit card donations may be made by calling 1-703-607-3073 or 1-800-769-8951 or by a secure online credit card form located on the Air Force Aid Society web site: http://www.afas.org. Checks should be made out to the Air Force Aid Society and reference the hurricane relief fund.
"The Air Force Aid Society's goal is to be there when you need us," said retired Lt. Gen. John D. Hopper, Jr., Air Force Aid Society chief executive officer and former vice commander of Air Education and Training Command. "Due to the overwhelming number of requests from individuals who want to help, establishing the relief fund will allow us to track contributions and disbursements donated for this purpose. At all times it is important to look out for our fellow Airmen, and at times like this it is even more crucial."
In addition to receiving donations, the AFAS is also ready to help individuals who have been affected by the hurricane. If you need assistance, please visit any Air Force Aid Society office or contact the website or phone number above.