FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Combined Federal Campaign of Southeastern North Carolina launched this year's campaign at the Fort Bragg Club Sept. 15. Chaplain (Col.) David P. Hillis, Fort Bragg garrison chaplain, opened the event praising the giving nature of our "generous nation that gives around the world." He asked that we continue giving to others and sharing the bounty we've been blessed with.
Dan Russell, CFC director, said donating to one of the over 2,800 charitable organizations listed with the CFC is going to be easier than ever this year.

"We've opened a new website this year that gives you the ability to do online pledging and search for the charities you're interested in," said Russell. "This makes it easier not only for those of us stateside, but for the Soldiers who are deployed and serving downrange."

This year's regional CFC goal is $2.5 million. Maj. Gen. Rodney O. Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, said that this goal is one that should easily be met.
"We raised 2.4 million last year, so I know we can top that this year," said Anderson. "I ask that each of you commit yourself and think 'America strong.'"

Russell said that just a few dollars can make a difference and people should give what they can, no matter how big or small that amount may be.

"Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday you may need help from one of these charities," he said. "If we don't take care of them today, they won't be here when we need them tomorrow."

To donate to this year's CFC drive, contact your organization's CFC representative or visit their new website at www.senccfc.org.

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