Robins exceeds 2008 CFC goal

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  • By Wayne Crenshaw
  • 78 ABW/PA
Despite the struggling economy, Team Robins members dug deep to help those less fortunate, exceeding the goal for the Combined Federal Campaign.

Campaign chairman Brian Vassey announced at a luncheon Dec. 2 that the base raised $1,480,495, which benefits many charities. The goal for the base was $1.35 million, which means the base achieved 109-percent of its goal.

"This is really an incredible number considering our current economic conditions," Mr. Vassey said.

Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer, commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, handed out awards to top performing units in the campaign, according to size. The awards were based on units meeting the early bird deadline, and having the top per-capita giving of any unit of similar size. The winners were:

- Manpower greater than 2,200 - 402nd Maintenance Wing
- Manpower between 901 and 2,200 - 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing
- Manpower between 501 and 900 - 402nd Software Maintenance Group
- Manpower between 251 and 500 - 78th Communi-cations Group
- Manpower between 26 and 250 - 402nd Software Maintenance Support Squadron
- Manpower at 25 or less - Small Business Office
General Peyer credited the successful campaign to Mr. Vassey's leadership and the contributions of volunteers throughout the base.

"It's quite a monumental task with a base this large," she said.

She also accepted a trophy recognizing the base for having met its goal.

Mr. Vassey said approximately 60 of the 90 units on base met the early bird deadline for the campaign.

The campaign is conducted throughout the federal government to give civilian and military personnel the opportunity to donate to eligible charities of their choice. It is the world's largest and most successful workplace charity campaign, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.