Combined Federal Campaign 2014: A doorway to giving in Area IV

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Pvt.2 Shanakay Brown, Administrative Assistant for CSM Ray Thornton, USAG Daegu and Area IV, begins her young career with a heart of giving as she prepares her CFC 2014 pledge card.  Photo by Park, Yesin/USAG Daegu Public Affairs (Intern)
Pvt.2 Shanakay Brown, Administrative Assistant for CSM Ray Thornton, USAG Daegu and Area IV, begins her young career with a heart of giving as she prepares her CFC 2014 pledge card. Photo by Park, Yesin/USAG Daegu Public Affairs (Intern)

Combined Federal Campaign 2014: A doorway to giving in Area IV

by: Park, Yesin | .
USAG Daegu PAO (Intern) | .
published: October 28, 2014

There is a saying that goes -- “Today that you wasted, is the tomorrow that a dying person wished to live.” Looking at it another way, the money you spent today only on you, is money that might have fed someone else for an entire month or more.

With the holidays fast approaching, there's no time like now when thoughts of sharing and giving are at their highest, and as we prepare to celebrate with family and friends, we should keep in mind that there are others who need our help and support. That's why the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is so important. That's also why Staff Sgt. Tayna Thomas, HHC, USAG Daegu, Platoon Sgt, Operations NCO, CBRN NCOIC, and the USAG Daegu unit CFC coordinator is making her rounds throughout the Garrison to ensure anyone who wants to contribute to the annual CFC campaign, can.

“Basically I come around door to door, and I hand personnel the CFC brochure. The brochure has an extensive list of charities to which individuals can make a donation. Some people don’t even need it because they give routinely, and they already know the number assigned to their charity of choice. For people who don't know which number or the charity they'd like to make a donation or donations to, I can provide them with the booklet. From there, the individual can fill out the pledge card he has been given. If they don’t already know what charity to choose from, I will provide them the booklet, along with a pledge card. The individual will then fill out the required financial information, his name, organization, and payroll reduction selection. For most people, the contribution is automatically taken out of their pay," explained Staff Sgt. Thomas.

Officials say that the primary mission of the CFC is to make a difference. For all Federal employees, it is a program that supports and promotes giving in a way that is cost efficient, effective, convenient, and is an excellent opportunity to help improve the quality of life for all.

Referring to the amount and the manner in which contributions might be made, Staff Sgt. Thomas said, "CFC provides every individual with an option of giving in a way that is best for them. Whether through payroll deduction, or a check, any donation big or small is going to be very much appreciated."

The Combined Federal Campaign runs through December 15, 2014.

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