|For Immediate Release||October 4, 2001|
|Media Contact:||Martha Merriweather (803) 725-2889|
AIKEN, SC - DOE employees at SRS begin their 2001 CFC with an Opening Program celebration on October 9. The Campaign runs through October 18, concluding with a Closing Ceremony on October 25. This year's campaign theme is "Caring for Community."
The CFC is the government's way for federal employees to contribute to community agencies as well as agencies that work throughout the world. The SRS goal for this year is $101,000. Employee participation, which has steadily increased over the past years, is expected to reach near 100 percent. "Federal employees at SRS have a strong history of giving and I am confident this year's campaign will be successful," says DOE-SR Manager Greg Rudy.
The Opening Program on October 9 includes 17 charitable organizations participating in an Agency Fair. This gives SRS employees the opportunity to speak with representatives from those organizations and obtain information about how contributions will be used.
Charlie Anderson, Assistant Manager for High Level Waste, is the SRS CFC Chairman this year and says, "The tragic events of September 11 are a stark reminder of the importance of supporting our local charitable organizations, which rely heavily on our contributions."