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Vandenberg enters last week of 2009 CFC

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg's 2009 Combined Federal Campaign is scheduled to end Nov. 20.

Vandenberg's CFC representatives campaigned for a period of four weeks and the Vandenberg community has more than proven its support for the campaign.

"We have had an excellent response from Team Vandenberg," said Capt. Adam Klemens, Vandenberg's CFC project officer. "It's wonderful to see so many people pulling together to make a difference in our community."

Before the 2009 CFC kicked off, the goal was to increase the number of CFC participants from the 2008 campaign. However, after three weeks of diligent campaigning, the CFC representatives have upped the ante.

"We haven't been looking to meet the 30th Space Wing goal, we want to exceed it," Captain Klemens said. "You can't put a cap on generosity; every last bit coming in will help."

Even though the CFC is in its last week at Vandenberg, there is still an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

"As a servicemember, I get a paycheck every month in the mail," Captain Klemens said. "Even when the economy is suffering, I have a stable income. This isn't the case for many others out there, and right now more than ever, the community needs our support."

As an added bonus to Vandenberg's 2009 CFC, a free luncheon will be provided for the unit on base with the highest percentage of involvement in the CFC.

"We will work with the winning group to determine the best date, time and place to show our thanks for their support," Captain Klemens said. "The percentage of participation is close across the board, so there is still time for any group to take the lead. Essentially, a two-dollar donation from every member could buy the group a lunch!"

Vandenberg's lead CFC project officer is pleased with participation in this year's CFC.

"I continue to be amazed by the generosity that I see working in this position," Captain Klemens said. "Our civilians and active duty service members have stepped up to the challenge to make this campaign a success. This campaign is such a huge task that it would not be possible to pull off without motivated group project officers and key workers. A special thanks to everyone who has supported this campaign through collections and donations."

Representatives will collect donations for the CFC until the end of the week. For those people who still wish to make a donation to the CFC, call 1st Lt. Edgar Cabrera at 606-7811 or Capt. Adam Klemens at 606-0468.