The Tennessee Valley Combined Federal Campaign goal for 2012 is within reach but needs more.
This year’s goal is $2.5 million, and $1.6 million has been raised so far. That’s 64 percent of the goal.
"There is still time to make a donation," Capt. Justin Strom. chairman of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee, said. "The last day to turn in pledge cards for a payroll deduction is Dec. 14, but we will take cash or check donations until Jan. 11."
Each year the local federal coordinating committee sets a goal just higher than the previous year. There are six counties in the North Alabama area, plus Lincoln County, Tenn., with more than 20,000 employees who have the opportunity to contribute to the CFC. These employees work at the post office, federal courthouses, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, here at Redstone, and many other federal agencies in the area.
All federal employees and military personnel can make either a one-time contribution with cash or check, or they may use the pledge card to have a set amount deducted from each payroll. Contractors are also welcome to make cash or check donations to CFC.
There are more than 2,500 charities to choose from, which include organizations on the local, national and international level. Charities range from local animal shelters and homeless programs, to national organizations focusing on youth, to international organizations working to bring clean water to villages. Almost every cause or service focus is included in the catalog of charities.
"These are economically uncertain times, but I think this goal is attainable," Strom said. "In the end, the money goes to your charities of choice."
Contact your organization’s CFC keyworker for a pledge card, or catalog of charities. You can also call Strom at 426-7285, or visit the Redstone CFC website at http://cfc.redstone.army.mil/.