REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Employees of the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters here have pledged to give more than $57,000 to charities through the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign.

Carol Lowman, ACC executive director, said the combined staffs contributed 115 percent of their $49,500 goal.

"Excellent work by everyone who helped coordinate the campaign and a special thanks to Mr. Adam Busald, our CFC chair, for helping us accomplish this tremendous goal," Lowman said in an email to the headquarters staffs. "Thanks very much to everyone for your generosity."

At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquarters combined with the Fort Sam Houston Mission Contracting Center and Mission Contracting Office to raise more than $27,600 in pledges.

Elsewhere across the command, ACC-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., received more than "$14,100 and counting" in pledges for the APG campaign. ACC-New Jersey collected more than $8,100 in pledges as part of the Picatinny Arsenal campaign. ACC-Warren, Mich., reports $25,300
known pledges; however the majority of the workforce submitted independent, online pledges that are not included in the total.

In Hawaii, the 413th Contracting Support Brigade collected more than $28,100 in pledges and achieved 100 percent face-to-face contact with its employees.

In Heidelberg, Germany, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade raised more than $15,045 in pledges.

Final reports from other units were not received in time for publication. The Jan. 11, 2012 NewsBlast will contain a final tally.

CFC's mission is to "promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all."