Fort Leonard Wood to Launch Combined Federal Campaign of 2021 | Item
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri – The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign campaign for Fort Leonard Wood begins October 12.
The CFC is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year as the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees, and, like in previous years, staff here can choose to donate to any of over 20,000 participating charities through a one-time donation or through regular payroll deductions.
The slogan for this year’s campaign is “You Can Be the Face of Change” and, according to Brandy Keeth, one of the Fort Leonard Wood CFC 2021 coordinators, cash donations and volunteer hours for military, civilians, retirees and their families gather here. helping people in the region and beyond.
“There are a lot of charities in CFC that help veterans, military personnel, civilians and their families,” Keeth said. “Without us, they might not get the help they need. “
Keeth said the goal this year is to raise $ 100,000 at Fort Leonard Wood. To do this, she added that reaching out to 100 percent of potential donors is an important first step.
“We need to let them know how they can make a monetary contribution and commit to volunteering time to organizations that help those in need,” Keeth said. “People are more likely to participate in the program if asked. “
Since the campaign began in 1961, federal employees have donated more than $ 8.5 billion through the FCC – $ 83.6 million was donated last year alone.
In a note released in July, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said people around the world have benefited from individual members of the federal community pledging to spend money and time to make a positive impact. The CFC campaign season is a good time, Austin wrote, to reflect on “your chosen cause, your values, and the ways you can trigger change in the world.”
“Our communities, our nation and our world continue to face many difficult issues,” said Austin. “Countless circumstances require support, assistance or intervention. Whether it’s someone in need in your own community, contributing to medical research to help cure rare diseases, or rescuing an endangered species, CFC provides us with a method to have a big impact on the world around us.
For more information on CFC – including information on how to donate and a list of charities – visit www.gatewaycfc.org or https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php / garrison / cfc.