CFC 2018 begins at Columbus AFB
By Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot, 14th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 09, 2018
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The 14th Flying Training Wing kicked off the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 31 and it will run until Dec. 1.
This year’s campaign theme of “Show Some Love” truly represents the spirit of the CFC and further bridges the gap between Columbus AFB and the local community. This year's goal is $94,000 and equates to only $43.21 per person per annual pledge.
“The CFC provides charities with an efficient way to connect with thousands of potential donors,” said Capt. Jamion Lewis, 14th Flying Training Wing CFC lead. “Charities rely on donations from the CFC, because it is a consistent source of unrestricted revenue that can fund vital programs.”
Since 1961, the CFC has provided a consolidated fund raising effort for federal agencies to give to over 20,000 charities worldwide. There has been $8.3 billion donated since its inception.
According to the CFC, there mission is “to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.”
Cash will not be accepted for this year’s campaign. While checks are still accepted and appreciated, the online giving options make donating to the CFC even easier. All federal employees, military service members, federal contractors and federal retirees are eligible to give through the CFC.
Traditional donation slips and catalogs are available. Your CFC keyworkers can assist with online donations and will provide printed materials once they are distributed to the local level.
“With the holidays being close and New Year's right around the corner, it is easy to get into the spirit of giving,” said Capt. Bradley Wilson, 14th Operations Group CFC keyworker. “More importantly, people should donate to the CFC because there are a lot of people who belong to these charities who need their support.”
Wilson said even the smallest monetary donations make a difference, and for those who are unable to donate can still give their time to an organization or cause.
“I hope that for these reasons, people who are a part of Columbus Air Force Base will participate in the Combined Federal Campaign this year and get into the season of giving,” Wilson said.
14th FTW: Capt. Jamion Lewis
14th OG: Capt. Bradley Wilson
14th Mission Support Group: 2nd Lt. Christal Amar
14th Wing Staff Agencies: Tech. Sgt. Robert McGraw
Please view the following websites for detailed information regarding the CFC and its charities: facebook.com/msdeltacfc
To make an online donation, visit www.opm.gov/showsomelovecfc.
For specific local questions, please contact Capt. Jamion Lewis at 434-2163.