AFAS SUPPORT DURING NATURAL DISASTERS
During catastrophic natural events, the Air Force Aid Society can and does help. Emergency Assistance is always job #1 for the Society, and this 24/7 support remains available to eligible service members 365 days a year, even during times of disaster.
HQ AFAS closely monitors the situation for service members in areas directly affected by a natural disaster to identify opportunities to expand services and support for the Total Force.
Support During Evacuations
When a disaster occurs, HQ AFAS works closely with our AFAS sections at base installations in affected areas to ensure our field caseworkers have all the support they need and to make sure they are equipped to help Airmen who may be evacuated in the most comprehensive way possible.
When an evacuation order has been issued, Airmen without government travel cards may request a no-interest loan from AFAS. Loans of up to $300 for single Airmen and up to $600 for Airmen with dependents will be available for travel and basic living expenses.
Support During Aftermath and Recovery
During hurricanes like those we have experience in the past, the true scope of devastation sometimes isn’t realized until the storm has passed and the flooding recedes. Traditional AFAS Emergency Assistance will remain a 24/7 source of support for eligible Airmen.
For a reminder about standard eligibility requirements and the types of financial emergencies covered by AFAS 365, 24/7 visit Which Loan is Right for Me?
There When Airmen Need Us – Even During Natural Disasters