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Michael victims receive $1.4 million in grants

money clip (USAF graphic/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

(USAF graphic/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Airman and Family Readiness Center here distributed more than $1.4 million in grants from Oct. 15-23, to approximately 1,700 military and civilian personnel, retirees and reservists impacted by Hurricane Michael. 

The center disbursed part of more than $6 million the Air Force Aid Society made available through a stabilizing assistance grant program, according to Janice Barnes, A&FRC flight chief.  

Eligible active-duty Airmen, Air Force reservists and Air National Guardsmen received a $750 grant for single Airmen and a $1,500 grant for Airmen with dependents.

Eligible retirees received a $750 grant for single retirees and a $1,500 grant for retirees with dependents.

Each service branch has an official charity associated with it: AFAS, Army Emergency Relief and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.