CFC Holds Special Fund Drive for Flood Relief on Rock Island Arsenal
September 29, 2008
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign held a special one-day bucket collection on Rock Island Arsenal Aug. 27 for the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund.
Rock Island Arsenal installation employees donated more than $4,000 to the fund which will go to the local American Red Cross to support victims who suffered damage due last June's record flooding in the Central U.S. CFC volunteers collected cash and check donations at the gates in the morning and in the cafeterias at lunch.
"Arsenal workers responded to help replenish the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund which has helped the Quad Cities and neighboring communities recover from this summer's flooding. We at the Arsenal recognize the support the fund has provided to our community," said Debra Gudlewski, 2008 CFC campaign chair.
The Illowa Bi-State CFC covers all federal, postal and military employees in the 24-county area, including the adoption this year of 12 additional counties in Rockford and Dubuque. Its annual fund drive will be held Oct. 1 through Nov. 12.