Federal Employees Assist 37 Agencies During Annual CFC Day of Caring
August 31, 2011
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Nearly 500 federal employees volunteered their time, their skills and their hard work on a variety of projects at Chattanooga-area service agencies as part of the Greater Chattanooga Area Combined Federal Campaign's 19th Annual Day of Caring.
"The Day of Caring is a great way to start the campaign," John McCormick, TVA's senior vice president of River Operations and chairman of the 2011 Greater Chattanooga Area Combined Federal Campaign, said of this year's event held Friday, Aug. 26. "Our theme is 'Inspired to Give' so this day of giving back to the community truly inspires us to get involved and help those who need it."
Employees provided hands-on assistance for various requested projects – such as painting, building, cleaning, landscaping and cooking – to 37 local non-profit service agencies that receive contributions from the Combined Federal Campaign.
The Chattanooga Area Combined Federal Campaign includes about 9,200 federal employees in 21 counties in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina. Since 1987, gifts have totaled more than $34 million. For additional information see www.chattanoogacfc.org.
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 50 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.
Myra Ireland, Chattanooga, (423) 413-5971
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000