The gift that keeps on giving

By Dominique Shelton DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

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Federal civilians and military service members attached to Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, took advantage of the opportunity to give back, by coming together to raise more than $81,000 in support of the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign which ran from Sept. 9, 2019 through Jan. 12, 2020.

“Giving back and paying it forward are good things,” said Eric Peak, contract specialist, Electrical Component and Cables Division Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate. “I just feel like most people love to give, they just need to know when and how to do it.”

According to the Office of Personal Management, CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year.

When asked why she chose to take on the role of DLA Aviation CFC manager, Christie Duke, program analyst, Command Programs Branch, DLA Aviation Command Support Directorate, simply stated that despite it being a huge role, it is her passion.

“I enjoy working with others in a capacity that helps to make an impact on our communities,” said Duke. “Without the generosity of our workforce, many of the great charities that our funds help to support would have to close their doors thereby effecting the community that said charities support.  Through CFC our workforce has the ability to seamlessly provide their donation through a payroll pledge, credit card or check making it convenient to assist those less fortunate than ourselves.” 

As a whole, Defense Logistics Agency raised $275,000 which will be used to support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

For more information on the CFC go to: https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/