U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --
The Air Force Academy will kick off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign, Nov. 12.
Col. Shawn Campbell, 10th Air Base Wing commander, said the campaign theme, “Show Some Love,” reminds him of Mother Teresa’s statement, “love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.”
“No matter the size of the hand, everyone can be involved, supporting great charities and sharing their care for people through CFC programs,” he said.
Campaign representatives at the Academy say they hope to raise $150,000.
“Federal employees may choose from a list of thousands of vetted charities to support,” said Academy campaign representative Lt. Christina Rawetzki. “Whether you’re passionate about disaster relief, veteran services, animal rights or cancer research, the CFC has a charity for any cause you want to support.”
The CFC is a federal workplace campaign that has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations during the last 57 years. It’s the world’s largest workplace-giving campaign.
Rawetzki said nonprofit charitable organizations associated with the campaign have been vetted to ensure they provide benefits and services to the communities they serve.
Supporters of the campaign can donate via payroll deduction, credit or debit card, or electronic transfer from a bank account. Donors may give anonymously, said Academy campaign representative Capt. Paul Harloff.
“I encourage everyone to consider donating through the Combined Federal Campaign,” he said. “It is a great way to give back to our community.”
Campaign representatives plan to host a chili cook-off, 2:30 p.m., Nov. 16, in Lot 2 at Falcon Stadium, where contestants can vie for the Academy’s top chili.
Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 contestants. Anyone wishing to enter the cook-off may contact their unit project officer for more information.
The cook-off will feature information about the campaign and representatives from local charities the CFC supports.
“This is for a great cause,” Rawetzki said.”
Visit www.mountainstatescfc.org for more information.