FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 8, 2009) – Fort Lee’s 2009 Combined Federal Campaign officially began Friday with a luncheon at the Lee Club.
Herschel Walker, former Dallas Cowboys football player, spoke during the luncheon, along with several Team Lee members who shared personal stories of their involvement with charities within CFC with the audience.
Walker entertained the audience with stories of his childhood and how he got started in football, pausing between stories to remind the audience of the importance of sharing with the community.
“It’s never too late to help someone else,” Walker said several times during his speech. He also charged all adults with the responsibility of taking care of all children, and encouraged the group to support organizations that help children.
Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, Combined Arms Support Command, Sustainment Center of Excellence and Fort Lee commanding general, thanked Walker for attending the luncheon and presented him with the new SCoE patch. Chambers said it was important for Fort Lee members to give to CFC organizations, because of the assistance they provide.
“One thing that is great about being in the midst of Soldiers, is that Soldiers are probably the most giving organization,” said Chambers. “They are not people of great means, but they are always reaching out trying to find ways to help others. Combined Federal Campaign is one of our ways to do that. I encourage you to give, because if you give, it will come back tenfold.”
Deianna Wynn, Fort Lee’s CFC campaign manager, introduced several Fort Lee members and representatives from charities to speak briefly on CFC-approved charities they have been involved in. Each encouraged the audience to give to either their charity or any within the CFC. A CFC Golf Scramble is set for Oct. 23, with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, and a barbecue buffet to follow. For details, call (804) 734-0113 or e-mail email@example.com. The official CFC campaign has been underway for several weeks, and any Team Lee members interested in making donations should contact their unit representatives. Donations can be made either through a payroll deduction or a one-time donation.