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Fort Campbell Holds Combined Federal Campaign Awards Ceremony
Posted By News Staff On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 10:00 pm In News | No Comments
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell recognized installation personnel who led the way in the post exceeding its annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) goal on Tuesday, January 22th, 2013.
The goal for the 2012 campaign was $800,000 and more than $870,000 was raised through donations and pledges, according to Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, the commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “We ask so much of our Soldiers, our Families and our civilians. Every time we ask you to come through,” said McConville. “The CFC is where we can reach out, and during this campaign you gave a lot. It was a team effort”
Each year there is special recognition given to the organization that raises the most donations on Fort Campbell. For the 2012 campaign Col. Charles R. Hamilton, the commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade “LifeLiners,” received the Fort Campbell CFC trophy that is adorned with the eagle and gets accepted each year by the recognized organization. The “LifeLiners” raised more than $100,000 and will have the honors of displaying the CFC trophy in its headquarters.
Others were awarded trophies and certificates of appreciation during the ceremony and were individually thanked McConville and Valerie Crocker the Fort Campbell CFC director.
“I want to thank the donors who took the time to fill out that pledge form to do something good,” said Crocker. She closed by saying, “Never forget that no matter how overwhelming life challenges may be, one person can make a difference in this world.”
CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
The mission of the Fort Campbell Area Combined Federal Campaign is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
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