VA committee raises money for local, national charities
IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center recently completed the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign. CFC is part of the United Way organization and helps fund many charities and non-profit organizations both locally and nationally.
This year, employees from the VA Medical Center and its seven community-based outpatient clinics donated $35,759, exceeding their 2012 goal of $32,000. VA community based clinics are located in Sault Ste. Marie, Manistique, Marquette, Hancock, Ironwood, and Menominee and Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
“I cannot think of anything more satisfying than giving to a charity, service organization, ministry, or cause that we may be passionate about and that positively impacts our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, Veterans, and community in general,” said Jim Rice, medical center director.
The medical center’s total contribution represents 35 percent of the $103,403 raised by 31 federal work locations across the Upper Peninsula, and is the most of any work location.