News: 316th kicks off CFC
Story by Staff Sgt. Peter Berardi
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - The 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is set to begin its Combined Federal Campaign fundraising event at Camp Arifjan, Sept. 21. This will mark over 50 years of partnership between military forces and the CFC.
Pledges made by military donors during the campaign season (Sept. 1 to Dec. 15) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. It is also cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees and military service members the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
CFC is one of the world’s largest and most inclusive giving campaigns for DOD employees. It supports more than 20,000 nonprofit charitable organizations across the country and overseas and helps thousands of families each year.
“There are any organizations that need help,” said Capt. Nathan Mammen, a resident of Falls Church, Va., and the officer in charge of the 316th CFC. “This is our opportunity to give back.”
In preparation for this year’s CFC, the 316th provided their soldiers and subordinate units with posters, flyers and information packets. All of this information is intended to remind every service member that giving any amount can help those in need.
“All that we are asking is that you look through the charity listing,” said Staff Sgt. Kristin Walker, a resident of Manassas Park, Va., and CFC representative of the 316th. “The 316th’s goal is $7,000 and I think we can meet that.”
With CFC overseas there are several ways to contribute including online e-giving and traditional paper pledging. Service members may donate to any nonprofit organization they choose from the charity listing.
“We’ve been given so much,” said Mammen. “This is our opportunity to give back.”
The 316th will continue to educate all soldiers to ensure they realize that donating to CFC can help those in need.
For more information on the CFC program and how to donate, contact your CFC unit representative or visit www.cfcoverseas.org.
Date Posted:10.01.2012 11:17
Location:CAMP ARIFJAN, KW
Hometown:CORAOPOLIS, PA, US
Hometown:FALLS CHURCH, VA, US
Hometown:MANASSAS PARK, VA, US
Hometown:PITTSBURGH, PA, US