WPAFB, Ohio (WDTN) - Federal employees' ability to make charitable contributions is now a casualty of the government shutdown.
A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base spokesman tells 2 NEWS that the Combined Federal Campaign within the Department of Defense is indefinitely suspended.
A DOD memo released October 9 says CFC events, training, fundraisers and solicitation are not included in current Pay Our Military Act guidelines.
DOD employees at Wright-Patterson can still initiate a pledge at the CFC web site.
“We appreciate all the generous donations that have been made to this point and I want to assure everyone that their donations will support the CFC charities for which they were designated," said Don Thompson, Miami Valley CFC Chairman.
CFC Director Susy Himelhoch says she still encourages people to donate.
“We appreciate all the generous donations that have been made to this point and I want to assure everyone that their donations will support the CFC charities for which they were designated.”
Department of Defense personnel will be notified once the campaign is reinstated.
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