Depot, WRR donate most CFC money in three years
| | January 12, 2006
MCRD San Diego, Calif. --
The depot's contributing period for the Combined Federal Campaign ended in a 3-year record high of donations this month.
The depot inspector's office calculated $313,962.24 total donations from depot personnel, nearly doubling last year's contributions and making the depot one of only four commands to meet and beat the annual goals set by the program.
To the Marines, sailors and civilian Marines of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and the Western Recruiting Region, depot commanding general Brig. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., expressed hearty congratulations on another command mission success.
All those who were so generous are to be again thanked and commended, he said.
"We did reach a 3-year high (for contribution), which is kind of amazing because we're at a 3-year low for personnel at the depot," said Capt. Brent Strickland, depotCFC coordinator.
"We donated more than we had to give," said Strickland. "That was the amazing thing about it."
Recruit Training Regiment brought in the most contributions, collecting $260,787.60 from nearly 7,000 recruits and the supporting personnel.
Strickland also commented on the valuable contribution recruits and Marine Corps Community Services personnel made to this year's CFC campaign. In particular, MCCS personnel collected the second-most donations, reaching nearly a $79 per-capita contribution rate.
Strickland went on to praise MCCS personnel for donating more than $20,000 between 257 people.
Most donations were set up through personal allotments, sending monthly payments to the charity of the contributor's choice. Cash and one-time contributions were also collected, according to Strickland.