2013-01-17 / Lifestyles

VA committee raises money for local, national charities

VA committee raises money for local, national charities VA committee raisMedical Center Director, Jim Rice, right, is shown holding this year’s CFC donation with the medical center’s 2012 CFC committee. From left to right: Brad Nelson, Connie Flitton, Breanda Mason, and Bridget Jacko.Medical Center Director, Jim Rice, right, is shown holding this year’s CFC donation with the medical center’s 2012 CFC committee. From left to right: Brad Nelson, Connie Flitton, Breanda Mason, and Bridget Jacko.es money for local, national charities Over $35K collected by center employees Medical Center Director, Jim Rice, right, is shown holding this year’s CFC donation with the medical center’s 2012 CFC committee. From left to right: Brad Nelson, Connie Flitton, Breanda Mason, and Bridget Jacko. Courtesy photo

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.


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