Jump in to CFC launch for lunch

Col. Reggie Hall, 748th Supply Chain Management Group commander, signs the first Combined Federal Campaign donation for his squadron as his CFC project officers Tammy Mota, 2nd Lt. Kyle Clements, Kerry Wayne and Steve Etzel watch. (Senior Airman Melissa Dearstone)
By Mary Lou Gorny
Hilltop Times Editor

On base and off base efforts will fuse into one gigantic launch for the Combined Federal Campaign as Hill Air Force Base joins with the Intermountain CFC on Oct. 14.

The Hill Aerospace Museum will be the site where 50 charities -- out of a multitude of many more -- will line the Lindquist Gallery with booths to distribute information, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Motivational speaker Meg Johnson will address the crowd at 11 a.m. Johnson is a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur who after surviving a fall while hiking, now enthusiastically shares her message with others about what can be accomplished.

Croissant sandwiches and fruit will be served as refreshments and the Airman's Attic will be taking small item donations to send to the deployed forces in its traditional November delivery. Suggested donation items are such things as sanitary wipes, beef jerky, toothpaste, toothbrushes, packaged snacks and other items suitable for mailing. All those donating to the effort will be eligible for $300 worth of drawing prizes, including two i-Pod Shuffles, a Kindle and a $20 Amazon.com gift card.

Preparation efforts

Melinda Schmidt, CFC chairwoman, enthusiastically thanks everyone who has worked so hard to help launch the campaign this year as they look forward to the $1.3 million goal this year.

The campaign runs from Oct. 6 through Nov. 17.

To reach everyone

Workers, civilian and military, can be expected to be contacted by their CFC unit representatives and provided a form which they can x-out if they don't wish to contribute - filling out the name alone is entry into eight drawings for $100 each, sponsored by Geico. Workers also have a choice to go online at http: //wwwintermountaincfc.org and search the charities. To make a donation, select the CFCNEXUS choice to donate to the Hill AFB campaign and then follow the prompts for military or civilian.

Each unit rep will be able to see who has already donated or responded online, through a list of printed names. All private information such as Social Security numbers, and so forth, will not be visible.

Those who wish to use the paper forms provided by workers and provide checks or select an automatic withdrawal process can do so as well.

Fun Run results

Schmidt thanked everyone who participated in the CFC Fun Run to raise funds to help with the campaign costs this year, so that more of the funds collected can go directly to the charities.

In the past, a main charity provided money for the expenses and it was a goal to avoid that this year.

Schmidt said that almost $3,000 was raised after paying for the T-shirts and expenses connected with the fun run and predicted the event will likely be held in future years because of its success.

She has been heartened by the overwhelming support of her volunteers in showing up for training meetings and their enthusiastic support.

For questions or more information about the CFC campaign, contact your local unit representative.

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