CFC officials aim to reach goal as deadline nears
November 24, 2009
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- There is still time to donate to your favorite cause through Fort Jackson's Combined Federal Campaign.
Many members of the Fort Jackson military and civilian workforce have already stepped forward to support the post's CFC, which officially got under way on Sept. 16.
The campaign, which is part of the Midlands CFC, had raised approximately $565,000 as of last week.
"The campaign is going pretty well, especially considering the economy," said 2nd Lt. Andrea Pabody, coordinator of the Fort Jackson CFC. "Fort Jackson has a history of generosity, and we'd like to see that generosity continue."
Contributions can be made to the CFC though noon Wednesday.
Money pledged to the CFC goes to nonprofit organizations located in the Midlands, as well as national and international organizations.
People donating to the CFC can choose from among 90 charities located throughout the Midlands and more than 2,000 national and international charities. Fort Jackson's CFC also funds three Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.
Midlands CFC raised almost $1.5 million in 2008 and this year's goal is $1.6 million. CFC officials would like to see contributions get back to the level raised in 2007, which was $1.7 million.
"It's been a little bit tougher this year because of the economy," said Tammy Huddle, CFC manager for the United Way of the Midlands.
As of late last week, Midlands CFC had raised approximately $899,000, Huddle said.
"People have one more opportunity to make that figure move upward," she said.
If you have not yet been contacted, please contact your local CFC Key Person.
If you are not sure whom to contact, please call or e-mail the CFC office:
-- 2nd Lt. Andrea Pabody, project coordinator, at 751-2669, e-mail: Andrea.Mascarenas@conus.army.mil.
-- Staff Sgt. John Hardin, assistant project coordinator, 751-4912, e-mail: John.P.Hardin@conus.army.mil.