CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea — The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 15 at Maude Hall on Camp Humphreys. Renee Tucker, the campaign manager for the garrison, said she encourages individuals to pick up the literature to see what the CFC offers.
“If you do a survey, you would probably find over 90 percent of people have used a service or agency that falls under the CFC,” said Tucker, who is also the director of the Department of Human Resources. “Some of the most popular ones are the Cancer Society (…) the Red Cross, and the (United Service Organization).”
According to the CFC website, the campaign is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign. For more than 60 years, the CFC has supported more than a thousand charities and last year raised more than $80 billion. The goal for the Camp Humphreys CFC-O (with “O” standing for “overseas”) team is to reach 100 percent of the garrison team, and to encourage 100 percent participation. To assist with raising awareness, a booth was set up in the middle of Maude Hall, also called “One Stop” because of its centralized location where all Soldiers in-process into Camp Humphreys. Laurence Robinson, Military Personnel Division chief at Camp Humphreys said the location was strategic.
“We chose Maude Hall (…) because it services a lot of Soldiers and family members and civilians and contractors so this is a great place to talk to everybody at the same time,” said Robinson.
The CFC donations are open to all: service members, families, Department of Defense employees, and civilians. Donors can choose their favorite charity or choose from local, national or international organizations. The CFC website also allows donors to search based on interest.
There are three ways to donate: online, through the app, and with a paper form. Robinson, who has participated in the CFC for eight years said the online presence provides additional help for those who may be interested in donating.
“I’ve seen the ease of using the system,” said Robinson. “It’s just been phenomenal in how it’s changed over the years. You can search for things online, you can focus on areas that you’re concerned about, or areas you want to contribute to. It’s really progressed and become more of an easier way to donate than in the past.”
Tucker said she prefers to fill out the paper form over donating digitally, but regardless of how, she encourages others to give.
“There’s no donation that is too small,” said Tucker. “Give what you can and together we can make a difference.”
For more information contact your unit CFC manager or visit www.givecfc.org