As with any battle we fight, we will be most successful when we work together. AFA has formed the COVID-19 Airman’s Assistance Fund (CAAF). With a mission to take care of our Airmen of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force, USAF and veterans, and their families during these trying times, AFA’s COVID-19 Airman’s Assistance Fund will:
- Provide up to $500 in emergency assistance grants to Airmen and their families for essentials such as groceries, bill pay, and medical needs
- Provide up to $1,000 in grants to Air Force First Sergeants to support their efforts to maintain the morale and welfare of the enlisted members in their squadron
- Provide up to $1,000 in grants to support small businesses as they provide support for Airmen, base operations, emergency first responders, and the medical community during this crisis
The Air Force Association has been supporting our Airmen and their families before the Air Force was its own branch. We will continue to do all we can to take care of our Airmen, Space professionals and their families. We are all in this together. Our Air Force, and our nation, will come out on top and we will be stronger together.
"Family can be a spouse, a parent, a child, a friend, a wingman, a neighbor. Our families sacrifice and serve along with us. Their strength is our strength." ~(Former) CMSAF James A. Cody
For corporate donor opportunities for the COVID-19 Airman's Assistance Fund, please contact Perry Currier at PCurrier@afa.org
Due to recent tax law changes resulting from the Coronavirus stiumulus bill, taxpayers will be able to claim up to $300 in cash contributions made to a nonprofit charity this year as a deduction from their gross income if they take the standard deduction on their 2020 tax return. This deduction will ultimately reduce the amount of your income that's taxable.
Support In Action
AFA's CAAF provided hygiene essentials to 30 AFROTC cadets participating in Field Training that could not afford the items due to recent job loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Words from HQ AFROTC:
On behalf of the cadets and HQ AFROTC, we would like to say THANK YOU! The kits were distributed to cadets in QMT (Quarantine Management Team), who could not go anywhere under isolation. They enjoyed the kits, as many of them had run out of personal hygiene items by the time they entered quarantine. Copies of the letter from Lt Gen (Ret) Wright were also distributed with the kits, which they also enjoyed reading/receiving.
Masks to Support CAAF
Visit the AFA Store today to purchase your mask, and support CAAF.