Belvoir wraps up 2010 CFC with awards ceremony
March 12, 2010
FORT BELVOIR, Va - Fort Belvoir\'s Combined Federal Campaign officially wrapped up for 2010 Wednesday with an awards ceremony at the Community Club. Every year, the CFC allows the military to receive contributions from civilians and other entities who want to donate. According to Bill Parsons, director of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Belvoir exceeded its target of $59,900 for the 2010 campaign. "Employees had an opportunity to contribute to over 3,000 organizations as part of the CFC," Parsons said. "The main goal was to make 100 percent of our goal and we were able to contribute $84,888 to the campaign. That is about 142 percent of our goal." According to Parsons, some of that money raised went to Belvoir's Army Community Service and Child, Youth and School Services, both members of the CFC. "If you generally just contributed to the campaign, then some of that money has gone to ACS and CYS," Parsons said. The ceremony recognized the organizations that achieved 100 percent of their goal and the key workers who were out making the campaign possible. Deputy Garrison Commander Stephen Brooks noted the positive challenges the CFC provides for the installation. "Every year, CFC is a challenge because we are given a goal that needs to be reached," Brooks said. "The good thing about it is, regardless of who you are and what you value, there is something you can find to help with. I am very proud that, this year, as a garrison and a family, we were able to do such a good job." Installation Commander Col. Jerry Blixt took the opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to this year's campaign. "It doesn't matter what you contributed, just that those that contributed thank you very much and we are very proud of the job Mr. Parsons and his team did organizing the campaign," Blixt said.