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Federal Workers Help Red Cross Through Annual Giving Campaign
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September 1, 2009

The American Red Cross is again participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the fundraising effort conducted by Federal employees in their workplaces here in the United States and across the globe.  The CFC is held each year from September 1 through December 15.

The Red Cross was one of the first to participate in the campaign, which has been in existence since 1961. Federal civilian, postal and military employees will have the option to select the American Red Cross (charity code #10266) as the recipient of their donation. Many local Red Cross chapters also participate in the CFC, and their numbers can be found in the local CFC charity lists.

Last year, more than $275 million was donated to recognized charitable organizations through this campaign, with more than $6 million designated to the American Red Cross national listing.

"Federal employees make a difference in so many lives through their CFC donations to the American Red Cross,"said Michael J. Brown, Red Cross vice president of corporate and foundation partnerships. "Their generosity helps us reach out to those who need our help – victims of disaster, hospital patients, members of the military and their families, and many others.  I would like to thank these wonderful donors for their continued support."

Federal employees can support the Red Cross by designating to the national listing—#10266—or to their local Red Cross chapter.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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