By Pfc. Kim, Hee-cheolOctober 26, 2017
U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan leadership including Garrison Commander Col. J. Scott Peterson kicked off the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) Oct. 13, at the Main Post Exchange food court with Peterson filling out the first pledge form of the year for Area II.
The CFC-O, which runs from Oct. 16 through Dec. 15, 2017, is an annual workplace giving tradition under the theme "Show Some Love." The only authorized solicitation of federal employees in their workplaces, CFC-O is one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world. The CFC-O supports uniformed service members and civilian employees who are passionate about supporting disaster relief, veteran services, animal rights or cancer research through providing a list of thousands of vetted charities. The CFC has raised more than $8.2 million in donations since its start in 1961.
This year in particular, the CFC charities support recovery for those impacted by recent disasters; Hurricane Harvey destroyed 80,000 homes with catastrophic flooding, Hurricane Irma forced 10,300 people to leave their homes, the earthquake in Mexico took 300 lives, and Hurricane Maria caused widespread power outages and unprecedented damage in Puerto Rico. CFC donations will be used for sustaining relief efforts providing essentials such as light for those who have no access to electricity, shelters to protect people from wind and rain, clean water and medical supplies, as well as establishing long-term programs for rebuilding. Visit the CFC-O website http://cfcoverseas.org/ for more information.