AFS was created in response to a global crisis in 1947 by World War I and II volunteer American Field Service Ambulance Drivers who believed that they could contribute to creating a more just and peaceful world. The world has been forever changed by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and the work and mission of AFS-USA is more important than ever. AFS was made for times like these! Your gift will make a difference in the lives of students, families, schools, and communities across the U.S. and abroad.