Yongsan CFC donations brings $15K back to family, youth programs
July 17, 2008
<b>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea </b>- U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan earned $15,544 for family and youth programs thanks to donations from community members during the 2007 Combined Federal Campaign.
CFC contributors had the option to make donations specifically to their local installation family and youth programs. The 2007 donations topped the $12,131 Yongsan donated in 2006 to the CFC-Overseas Family Support Youth Program.
USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall was presented a check from CFC-Overseas officials during a U.S. Forces Korea ceremony July 14. He was one of several commanders from U.S. military units throughout Korea gathered to celebrate the success of CFC-Overseas and to be presented donations for their own commands.
Korea-wide, $60,069 was donated to FSYP in 2007.
Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., USFK chief of staff, and Renee Acosta, chief executive officer of Global Impact, a not-for-profit organization appointed by Department of Defense to manage the CFC-Overseas, presented the donations to each commander.
"I have always been amazed by the generosity of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Civilians when just given the opportunity," said Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., USFK chief of staff. "You're making a huge difference, and it is cause for celebration."
In March, USAG-Yongsan was presented with the CFC Bronze Award and a Special Merit Award in recognition of community members donating more than $400,000 to CFC.