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NEWS | Oct. 3, 2012

Andrews Community Fund improves morale, readines

By Master Sergeant Stephen Preisch 99th Airlift Squadron First Sergeant

One of the benefits of being part of a "military family" is that you know your family always has your back.

For many, the Air Force Aid Society has helped them in times of financial strain. But, AFA loans have specific criteria before being approved.

What other options are there if an Airmen or Sailor cannot meet that criteria?

The Andrews Community Fund provides financial assistance to active duty, Guard, Reserve, civilian and retired Team Andrews members who are faced with unique challenges.

The ACF also provides donations and funding for many other installation organizations and events geared toward improving the health and moral of Team Andrews members.

This past year, ACF provided more than $6,500 in financial assistance and more than $9,000 in donations back to our community.
Here are a few examples of assistance the ACF has provided this past year...

- Granted $1000 to help move an Airman's family out of a vermin-infested home
- Loaned $500 to service member to pay for emergency travel costs
- Loaned $500 to service member who was robbed
- Donated $8,650 for Quarterly Birthday Meals at the dining facility, annual awards programs, Parents & Children Fighting Cancer, Thanksgiving baskets and the Angel Tree.

The ACF is a non-profit private organization that relies on charitable contributions from the Combine Federal Campaign. 

While looking through the CFC booklet for a charity which directly impacts Team Andrews, consider donating to the Andrews Community Fund; CFC number 93380.
For more information, feel free to email or see your First Sergeant.