Passin’ the buck! Youth benefit from CFC campaign contributions

Sheri Byrd
Contract writer

***image1***The 435th Air Base Wing Youth Programs recently received more than $11,000 in contributions from the 2003 Combined Federal Campaign.
KMC contributors designated Family Services and Youth Programs on their CFC forms to amass the collective donation.
The money is being spent to purchase new computers and internet connections for the Vogelweh Teen Center, said Jeanne Mehfleh, youth and community programs manager.
“The teens in the community will now have access to internet at their center. They will also have access to computers to help them with homework,” said Mrs. Mehfleh. “The internet is also important in helping them stay connected to their parents when deployed.”
The computers should be installed and online in August.
Exactly $11,213.81 was designated to 435th ABW Youth Programs during the 2003 CFC fundraising event.
“It is comforting to know that members of our KMC think enough of our Youth Programs to direct their CFC dollars to those programs. Every dollar designated goes toward increasing our program offerings,” said Col. Melissa Kallett, 435th Services Squadron commander.
The money equaled more than 10 percent of the KMC 2003 contributions, which totaled just under $1 million.