FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - The government shutdown is hurting one major fundraising campaign that gives millions of dollars to local charities.
2 NEWS has learned the Miami Valley's Combined Federal Campaign or CFC has had to cancel or postpone its events this week, including its kickoff celebration, because of the government shutdown.
The CFC takes contributions from federal employees like those at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base or with the U.S. Postal Service.
On its website it's called the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charitable giving campaign.
In the Miami Valley it raised just more than $3 million last year that was then given to local charities.
2 NEWS called those involved with the campaign to see what impact the shutdown will have on how much it will be able to raise this year, considering some federal workers aren't getting paid right now and many base employees already had to take 6 furlough days earlier this summer.
They tell us we'll be able to talk with someone about it Thursday.
According to its website the Miami Valley CFC also postponed a golf outing set for this week and canceled a soapbox race.
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