by Master Sgt. Marvin Preston
Air National Guard Readiness Center Public Affairs
10/8/2015 - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Airmen
assigned to the Air National Guard Readiness Center here gathered to
officially kick off the annual
CFC is the world's largest annual workplace charity initiative, with
almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising
millions of dollars through voluntary payroll deductions.
"Our goal in this organization is to give an opportunity to contribute,
but it's not about a dollar amount," said Brig. Gen. Michael R. Taheri,
commander of the ANGRC. "How much money we raise is unimportant. This is
an opportunity for people to do what they can do to make a difference
in the lives of others."
Taheri personalized the importance of the CFC season and discussed how
the opportunity to participate can positively affect the lives of those
"Everybody has something pretty significant going on in their lives,"
said Taheri. "In some way, shape, or form there is someone touched by
something that means a lot to them. I think that [contributing to the
CFC] presents an opportunity to help someone."
The mission of the CFC 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.
Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the
campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide
health and human service benefits throughout the world.