FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As this year's Combined Federal Campaign reached its end, officials at the USACR/Safety Center were celebrating a historic milestone.

Donations for the 2012 campaign reached a record $22,500, surpassing the initial goal of $19,836. The USACR/Safety Center was also the top Fort Rucker location in monetary donations during this year's fundraising effort.

"The generosity of Soldiers and Army Civilians is well known," said Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, USACR/Safety Center. "The CFC proves that even during uncertain fiscal times, our Army is dedicated to the well-being of our local communities and broader global Family."

Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual charity campaign. In 2011, the CFC raised more than $272.7 million worldwide. Fort Rucker and its tenant organizations support the Heart of Alabama CFC.

"The CFC promotes philanthropy by providing federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all," said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mark Parr, USACR/Safety Center CFC campaign officer. "Donors know their money is going to legitimate and vetted charitable organizations across the United States and the world. It's something they can feel good about doing."

More information on the CFC may be found at www.opm.gov/cfc/.

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