17 March 2011
Gilman recognizes CFC volunteers
At a ceremony held March 7 at the Community Activity Center on Fort Detrick, Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, and the Combined Federal Campaign of Western Maryland recognized the many volunteers who made the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign a success. 
This year over 100 volunteers, representing 8,000 federal workers spread throughout Western Maryland region, assisted in the campaign.
Volunteers came from the Bureau of Prisons in Cumberland, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Springs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Emmitsburg,  and the National Park Service at Antietam. 
Also represented were Fort Detrick, the Census Bureau in Hagerstown, Social Security Office in Hagerstown, the US Department of Agriculture in Frederick, and the many Post Office workers scattered throughout the region. 
Gilman spoke about the importance of supporting charities, praised CFC volunteers for their worthy efforts, and commended all Federal workers in the region for donating a record amount to charities during these difficult economic times. 
He applauded Lt. Col. Max Teehee for his willingness to serve a third time as chairman and the superb leadership he provided to the campaign.
Gilman presented each CFC Key Worker, the CFC oversight committee, and the campaign chairman, a signed certificate of appreciation in recognition for their efforts in making this year's campaign a success.
A ceremonial check for $176,170.70 was presented by Gilman and Teehee to Ron Chambless, Director of Campaign Services at Community Health Charities of Maryland. 
Community Health Charities of Maryland serves as the Principle Combined Fund Organization, and they will track and distribute the donated funds to donor designated charities, under the direction of the CFC oversight committee.
Chambless addressed the crowd, thanking the volunteers for their hard work and then presented Teehee with a brushed metal eagle statue for his service as chairman. 
"The entire campaign is a team effort," said Teehee. "Essential to its success  are the many CFC volunteers and donors. Serving as chairman has been an honor  because  Federal workers have a desire to help those in need.  The CFC simply gives them a method to help."
Posted by PAO

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