Federal Employees Assist 36 Agencies During Annual CFC Day of Caring
August 22, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - About 500 federal employees will work in service agencies Friday, Aug. 24, during the Greater Chattanooga Area Combined Federal Campaign’s 20th Annual Day of Caring.
“The Day of Caring is a great way to start the campaign,” said John McCormick, chair of the 2012 Chattanooga Area CFC and TVA’s senior vice president of River Operations and Renewable Power. “This year’s theme is ‘Make It Count’ and that’s exactly what we intend to do today - make our efforts count for our communities.”
Employees will provide hands-on assistance for various requested projects – such as painting, building, cleaning, landscaping and cooking – to 45 projects at 36 area non-profit service agencies that receive contributions from the Combined Federal Campaign.
The Chattanooga Area Combined Federal Campaign includes about 8,600 federal employees at TVA and other agencies in 21 counties in East Tennessee, Northeast Alabama, Northwest Georgia and Western North Carolina. Since 1987, gifts have totaled more than $36 million.
Each year, federal employees have the opportunity to contribute to charitable, health and human service organizations of their choice through the Combined Federal Campaign. Established 51 years ago as a result of President Kennedy’s efforts, the Combined Federal Campaign has become the nation’s leading workplace giving program, raising more money for charity than any other annual employee-giving program.
Mike Bradley, Knoxville (865)632-8860
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000