JANUARY 6, 2015, MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) – During the last three months, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) employees donated and pledged over $130,000 towards the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
The fundraising campaign, which solicited participation from NAVSUP WSS’s military and civilian workforce of about 2,000 individuals, was open at the command’s Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, site during the months of October and November and at the Philadelphia site during November and December.
“I am extremely proud of the employees at both the Mechanicsburg and Philadelphia sites for their outstanding support of the CFC,” said Rear Adm. David Pimpo, NAVSUP WSS Commander. “Their kindness and generosity will go a long way towards helping people and organizations locally, across the country, and even around the world. I look forward to another successful campaign next year.”
With a mission to promote and support philanthropy through a cost-efficient, employee-driven program, the CFC is the only authorized solicitation of U.S. military and Federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations. The CFC encompasses 165 regional campaigns that organize the annual fundraising effort in federal workplaces in the U.S. and abroad.
This year, NAVSUP WSS was able to hold several new and engaging CFC fundraising events – a fun and fresh change from campaigns in years past.
“I’m pleased to say that these events boosted employee awareness of the CFC and contributed to the overall success of the campaign. Our Basket Silent Auction alone raised over $1,000,” said Lt. Alex Chery, NAVSUP WSS CFC Chairperson in Mechanicsburg.
In addition to the Basket Silent Auction, events included a Halloween Costume Contest and an Honor a Veteran Wall. Employees were also able to participate in a fundraiser called Game for Good, at which they donated money to play video games.
“Being able to support local charities, the camaraderie among my coworkers, and the nice break in the work day really made the event for me,” said Joshua DeBeary, Program Analyst and Game for Good participant. “I played some great games with some great people, and I feel good knowing we all made a difference doing so. I can’t wait to do it again next year!”
A field activity of the Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) is the U.S. Navy’s supply chain manager providing worldwide support to the aviation, surface ship, and submarine communities. NAVSUP WSS provides Navy, Marine Corps, joint and allied forces with products and services that deliver combat capability through logistics. There are more than 2,000 civilian and military personnel employed at its two Pennsylvania sites. The NAVSUP WSS Philadelphia site supports aircraft, while its Mechanicsburg site supports ships and submarines.