CFC wraps up successful 2011 donation drive
January 12, 2012
The Combined Federal Campaign wrapped up its final days of donations on Dec. 31. In 90 days starting on Oct. 3, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall was able to reach its goal of raising $43,900.
"I thought it was a successful campaign. On many levels we met our goal which was fantastic," said Barbara Edmondson, CFC manager and administrative officer for JBM-HH's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "[The collectors] provided vital resources to charities to continue their good works helping those in need."
Giving credit to Barbara Edmondson, who has volunteered to run CFC for five years, the keyworkers and personnel of JBM-HH, JBM-HH Commander Col. Carl R. Coffman said the goal could not have been met without their generosity, support and hard work.
"A special thank you to three of our partner agencies who have supported our campaign year in and year out. The Army Air Force Mutual Aide Association, Defense Commissary Agency DeCA, Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area and the Thrift Shop. They make organizational contributions every year," said Edmondson.
JBM-HH personnel were given the opportunity to donate to more than 4,000 organizations in this year's Catalogue of Caring distributed by the CFC keyworkers.
"[The keyworkers] are in actuality, the worker bees behind the campaign," said Edmondson. "Not only do they distribute materials, but they sit down and answer any questions [personnel] may have about the campaign, they organize fundraisers and collect funds and bring them to [the CFC manager]."
She added that personnel give to charities that have significant meaning to them. They don't have the time to volunteer but want to give money and they want to help. "It's easier to give when you know the meager resources we have are being combined with hundreds of thousands of resources. So the difference has a greater impact," said Edmondson.