CRANE, Ind. -- Crane Army Ammunition Activity got into the swing of giving in October during two pie-in-the-face fundraisers for the Combined Federal Campaign that raised $500 in cash donations.
Crane Army leadership, including its commander Col. James Hooper, deputy commander Norman Thomas and its directors, lined up for employees to hit them in the face with a whipped cream pie.
"This was a first for CAAA," Kimberly Patton, Crane Army's CFC coordinator, said. "My hope is that employees at Crane who did not participate in the fundraiser this year will see how fun it was and participate next year."
The 2015 CFC season kicked off Sept. 1. The CFC program is the only authorized solicitation on Federal employees in their workplace on behalf of approved charitable organizations. It was created by the Office of Personnel Management to give every federal employee the opportunity to donate to a charity of their choice through one fundraising campaign.
Crane Army also held a chili cook off fundraiser which raised $50 in cash donations.
"Since it is all cash donations it will go to undesignated charities. Meaning CFC will disburse to different charities," Patton explained.
Personnel interested in contributing are able to sign up with their unit CFC representative or online via MyPay or www.givecfc.org. Through the CFC Charity List, donors are able to research a particular cause or charity and see what percentage of dollars are spent on administering the charity.
Established October 1977, Crane Army Ammunition Activity maintains ordnance professionals and infrastructure in order to receive, store, ship, produce, renovate and demilitarize conventional ammunition, missiles and related components. It is one of 14 subordinate commands of the Joint Munitions Command and one of 23 organic industrial bases under the U.S. Army Materiel Command, which include arsenals, depots, activities and ammunition plants.