Team Kirtland pledges to support charitable causes Published Dec. 8, 2020 By Senior Airman Kiana Pearson 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE. N.M. -- It’s that time of the year when federal employees and retirees at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., have the opportunity to show some love by pledging to donate to charities of their choice through the Combined Federal Campaign. The CFC raised more than $8.4 billion for charitable organizations since 1961, being one of the most extensive giving campaigns worldwide. Contributing through the CFC allows the federal community to donate through payroll deductions, give to multiple charities, volunteer hours and be part of a collective impact. Team Kirtland’s monetary goal for the 2020 campaign is $90,000. “CFC is a great organization that helps so many people,” said Master Sgt. Kimberly Strong, Airman & Family Readiness Center superintendent and CFC project officer. “We appreciate any donations.” Strong’s role is to ensure that CFC representatives receive adequate training and resources to support Team Kirtland to reach the target goal. Kirtland is part of the Desert Southwest local campaign, including New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and several Texas counties. Contributions support local, national and international charities. The program allows donors to pick and choose their choice charity based on the causes that mean a lot to them. To help eliminate face-to-face contact, donating online is encouraged, said Strong. Unit representatives are available to answer any questions and will send out weekly emails highlighting the “CFC cause of the week,” providing directions on how to donate. The campaign will run through Jan. 15, 2021. To donate, visit https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome, and use the following specific codes: Active Duty, H1PY8L; Civilian, 096LF2.