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Vandenberg's CFC campaign approaches final week: 'It's never too late to give'

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Vandenberg’s 2011 Combined Federal Campaign is scheduled to end Nov. 11. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Carolyn Lander)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Vandenberg’s 2011 Combined Federal Campaign is scheduled to end Nov. 11. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Carolyn Lander)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg has committed nearly $80,000 over the past four weeks to the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign, but with just one more week left in the drive, there's still about $120,000 to go for the base to meet its target goal.

"It's never too late to give," said Capt. Colin Mims, the 30th Space Wing's CFC project officer.

Last year Vandenberg raised $259,000 for CFC, more than a quarter of the California Gold Coast CFC's overall total of $952,000. Thus far, the Gold Coast campaign is reporting about $115,000, but many organizations, such as Vandenberg, are still conducting their campaigns, said Captain Mims.

"This year is a slow year for everyone," said Captain Mims. "I think unemployment and the economy are key factors at play here, but that really makes CFC that much more important. We need to be out there helping the community at large and CFC is one way we can do that."

Locally, those interested in giving can either contact their key worker (see contact information below), or people can pledge on-line by going to www.cfcgoldcoast.org. The Web site also includes the lists of local, national and international charities that benefit from the campaign.

The CFC was established in 1961 and is the largest workplace charity campaign in the country. The annual fall fundraising drive allows millions of federal employees and military personnel to contribute to thousands of local and national nonprofit organizations.

Contact your key worker for more information on the campaign:

30th Operations Group: 2nd Lt. Brady Urbanovsky, 606-2312
30th Launch Group: Capt. Charles Skrovan, 606-8381
30th Medical Group: Tech. Sgt. Heather Bennett, 606-3216
30th Mission Support Group: 2nd Lt. Joshua Trayers, 606-7781
30th Wing Staff Agencies: Tech. Sgt. Brian Davis, 606-4978
14th Air Force: Master Sgt. Shyamia Murfield, 605-0835
381st Training Group: Capt. Joshua Failing, 606-1541 xt 3301