USAFE leaders send Combined Federal Campaign message

***image1***The following is a joint message from Gen. Tom Hobbins, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Gary G. Coleman, USAFE command chief master sergeant.

USAFE personnel have a history of exceeding expectations while participating in the world’s largest and most successful model for workplace giving. That makes us part of a rich CFC history dating back to 1961, when President Kennedy sanctioned the program with the signing of an executive order.

Fundraising in the federal workplace existed prior to that time, but the power of an annual combined effort proved a tremendous success with contributions growing from $12.9 million in 1964 to $268 million last year, despite the downsizing of federal employees and servicemembers.

Your generous donations were applied to more than 1,700 nonprofit charitable organizations. Those dollar amounts are impressive, but greater still is the knowledge of their huge payback in helping those in need. It’s not always a stranger in a distant land who benefits. On average, one of four federal employees or their family members will benefit from the CFC charities this year.

We ask that you please keep this in mind when your local CFC representative provides the opportunity to fill out a pledge card in support of the CFC campaign season Oct. 2 through Dec. 1.

So when the CFC project officer stops by your desk, please take a moment to review the charitable organizations and consider adding CFC to your donation list. This is your chance to make a difference and help those in need.