U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Combined Federal Campaign Project Officer, Capt. K.C. Dunham fills out a CFC pledge form. His goal is to make 100 percent contact with ISR personnel and a total of $25,000 contribution to the CFC. Photo by Steven Galvan
By Steven Galvan, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
2 JULY 2014
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) will kick-off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) on Sept. 25 and will run until Oct. 9. This year’s ISR CFC Project Officer is Capt. K.C. Dunham said that the once-a-year campaign is an opportunity for military and Federal employees to donate a tax deductible contribution to an agency or agencies of their choice.
“The CFC is not a charitable agency,” said Dunham. “It is a service provided to all Federal employees to help them meet their charitable objectives through a convenient, efficient and reliable way of contributing.”
Contributions to the CFC can be done through a monthly payroll deduction or by a one-time contribution. The first payroll deduction will commence on Jan. 1 and will continue through Dec. 31. The allotment will automatically terminate at the end of the year.
“A modest routine paycheck deduction can add up to a meaningful total gift,” added Dunham.
Last year, the San Antonio CFC raised more than 5.3 million dollars benefiting local, national and international agencies.
Dunham said that every contribution can make a difference and provided this information:
Your annual contribution of:
- $500 can provide food, clothing and shelter for 3 people left without money or belongings following a disaster such as fire, flood or earthquake
- $450 can pay for the drilling of a clean water well for 3 villages, preventing devastating waterborne diseases
- $400 can fund an annual membership to a boys and girls club for 40 underprivileged children
- $300 can provide 36 blankets to children in a refugee camp
- $200 can buy schoolbooks and supplies for 8 poor children for one year
- $150 can provide 2 hours of speech therapy services for a child unable to speak properly, or cover the cost of diagnostic lab cultures for 4 children
- $125 can make possible 2 nights of shelter and food for a battered woman and child, in addition to counseling and legal referral for the mother; or provide two months transportation to kidney dialysis treatment
- $100 can immunize 20 children against measles, tetanus, whooping cough, tuberculosis, diphtheria and polio
- $50 can make an important contribution to research that could help find the cure to many diseases