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Music filled the air in the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center, Bldg. 405, Dec. 14, as Combined Federal Campaign key workers and federal employees enjoyed sweet treats, fruit and beverages, while socializing during the CFC pledge-a-thon.

Barbara Edmondson, CFC campaign manager for the joint base, greeted guests and thanked everyone for attending the event. “We’re at 75 percent of our goal for the year, which equates to about $35,000. For those of you in the room who have made your pledges to the campaign this year, I thank you on behalf of the countless individuals and Families that will share in the hope that you bring them with this campaign,” she said.

“I am extraordinarily proud of this community, how they answered the call and stepped up to CFC,” said Edmondson. “It’s been a difficult year for the campaign on a national level, let alone here on JBM-HH.”

She said the campaign has been extended until the end of December, so anyone who has not donated to a charity of their choice by one-time donation or payroll deduction, still has more than a week to still contribute.

Edmondson said she had about 30 key workers helping during the 2012 CFC.

“The Combined Federal Campaign gives people the chance to give back because people never know when they might need assistance. There are so many charities that can help so many people with different situations they might be in,” said Kathi Muhammad, CFC loaned executive.

“CFC is a great opportunity to give back to people who need assistance. I’m excited for having the opportunity to contribute to such a great organization,” said Roy Croom, pollution prevention/recycling program manager, Directorate of Environmental Management on JBM-HH.

“I think CFC is a great contribution for those unfortunate or in need. I give to CFC every year,” said Eddie Green, of JBM-HH human resources. “I started giving when I was in the Navy and have every year since I’ve worked for the federal government.”

Sam Winkelspecht, contract management support officer on JBM-HH, and one of the first-year key workers for CFC, said, “since the campaign was extended until the end of the month, hopefully we can reach the goal of 100 percent. I told everyone I talked with about CFC. You never know when you might need the help.”