Deployed Soldiers give to Combined Federal Campaign
December 19, 2013
The Combined Federal Campaign is an annual event that runs from September through December and allows federal employees to donate to charities through payroll deductions. Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade who are deployed in Southwest Asia, finished their campaign contributions by exceeding the campaign goal.
The detachment's CFC officer in charge, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lanretta Covington, along with the 1st Sgt. Joshua Wannemacher set an internal campaign goal of $3,100 for the forward deployed Soldiers.
Much to the surprise of Covington, the goal was met and exceeded. "It made me feel great that people are still willing to giving no matter what's going on in the world."
Covington went on to say, "The CFC is a way of giving to charity that may not have any other way or means to ask for assistance besides once a year with CFC. Small companies that provide lots of support are listed and we might not even know about them until looking at the list of charities."
HHD, 31st ADA contributed $3,500 this year to the charities of their choice.
"The military has a long line of supporters from corporations to nonprofit organizations and civilians who have never served in the Armed Forces. I feel like CFC is one way we can give back to the community and support an organization or cause greater than ourselves," said Wannemacher. "This year HHD not only met, but exceeded our goal. Giving back to the community in which they serve and exceeding goals are just two examples of how the Soldiers within the 'Archer Brigade' conduct business on a daily basis."