NEWS | Nov. 3, 2015

Make a difference, change a life

By Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Brugh 437th Maintenance Group

The 2015 Combined Federal Campaign will come to a close on Nov. 13. Now is your chance to make a difference.  It's not too late.

I believe we have a responsibility to the community where we live and work.  Our community is what we make it or what we fail to make it.  The choice is ours.  The CFC is a huge part of that, for more than just our community. This is our chance as a Joint Base to show how much we care about our work, about our community and about each other.  (SMSgt Brugh) 

Squadron POC's are working diligently to contact everyone in their squadrons.  If you haven't been contacted to give, please locate your squadron POC.  To identify your squadron POC, please contact your wing POC's: MSgt Sandra Coleman, 628 ABW POC and Capt Stephen Smith, 437 AW POC.

CFC is convenient.  Most federal employees elect to pledge thru payroll deduction; pledging a specific amount to be withheld regularly from their pay beginning in January and continuing through December.  One-time gifts are also possible.  

In addition to the 2,200+ charities in the local campaign charity booklet, beginning in 2014, donors may make a pledge to any of the 22,000+ charities that applied for and were approved to participate in their respective CFC Regions.  This is referred to as Universal Giving.  You can search through an online list of all charities available at 

Those who donate $600 - $999 become an Eagle club member and receive an Eagle challenge coin and wooden display. Those who donate more than $1,000 are recognized as Keeper of the Light members and receive a butcher block cutting board with the CFC logo laser etched in it.