Tooele Army Depot kicked off their annual Combined Federal Campaign, Nov. 1 at the depot's Community Club.
The morning program included a welcoming from the depot commander, Col. Yolanda Dennis-Lowman. "I know everyone is busy and times are tough right now, but as a volunteer key worker for the depot I ask that each one of you make an extra effort to personally approach every depot employee with the CFC pledge forms and instructions on how to donate through on-line process," Dennis-Lowman stated. Dennis-Lowman also spoke of a personal occasion of donations used through CFC and how beneficial the donations were.
The program also included the CFC video and inspirational stories by the guest speaker, Kim DeMille from the Odyssey House of Utah. The Odyssey House is a private, nonprofit organization that provides substance abuse treatment, education and prevention services throughout Utah.
The depot's goal for the CFC this year is not a dollar amount, but 100% of the employees given the opportunity to donate either by pledge form or on-line.
In 2010, according to figures from Karen Hunter, CFC coordinator, depot employees donated a total of $42,836. This year's CFC key workers are trying to exceed that amount by approaching each employee individually and explaining the CFC process and how the benefits of even one dollar can make to any of the organizations.
The CFC donation period end on Dec. 13. Employees will have until Dec 9 to turn in their pledge forms or donate on-line.