Exchange shoppers can support military relief when shopping

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can support the military community by donating to the Air Force Assistance Fund and Army Emergency Relief this holiday season.

In-store shoppers can donate to AFAF in increments of $1, $5 and $10 or enter in a custom amount at the register. Online donations can be made in $5 increments during checkout at Exchange shoppers have donated nearly $4.8 million since the Exchange first partnered with AER and AFAF in 2017.

“Giving positively impacts the readiness of our military community,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, an Army veteran. “Exchange shoppers have a unique appreciation for the important work AER and AFAF do to support service members and their families.” 

In 2020, the Exchange offered shoppers the option to donate at the register or online at all year long.

“Since implementing year-round giving, Exchange shoppers have consistently supported our fund,” said retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, CEO of the Air Force Aid Society, one of four charities that benefits from AFAF. “Contributions during the holiday season are critical to supporting Airmen, Guardians and their families in need.”

To donate online visit (Courtesy of AAFES News)