Robins exceeds monetary goal in 2006 Combined Federal Campaign

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  • By Holly L. Birchfield
Robins' military and civilians got a head start on the giving season.

The base collectively generated $1,518,612 in the 2006 Combined Federal Campaign, exceeding its $1,325,000 goal by 14.6 percent.

Key CFC workers and base leaders gathered at Robins Park midday Nov. 17 to celebrate the base's victory in the campaign.

Wanda Smith, 2006 CFC chairperson, said the campaign, which ran from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15, was a testament to Robins' giving spirit.

"I think it went great," she said. "We had monitors and key workers who worked very hard in making sure every person on this base was contacted. The whole goal was 100 percent contact and we did that."

Fifty-one base organizations earned CFC's Early Bird Award, an honor given to organizations that meet their individual CFC goal by Oct. 27.

Ms. Smith said Robins has exceeded its CFC goal each year since 2000.

Paul Nagle, director of the Middle Georgia Area CFC, said with so many people at Robins volunteering with charitable organizations in the community, their generosity comes as no surprise.

"I love to work with Robins because all you really have to do is get out of the way and let the Air Force do it," he said. "They're very generous people, and in six weeks, they've generated a million and a half dollars. That's an extraordinary performance."

Although the 2006 campaign officially ended Nov. 15, people may still pledge donations until Dec. 1. Pledges made in the 2006 campaign will take effect in January 2007.

Pam Woodrow, a management assistant in the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center's Command Section who has given to CFC for 17 years, said her contributions are a small sacrifice to make for charitable organizations that need so much help.

"I spent many years at a lower GS (general schedule) level, and even though I've never been one to have money just to throw around and had to live sometimes from paycheck to paycheck, I've always given at least my fair share," she said.