Lynn touts DoD charitable giving

Thursday - 9/22/2011, 11:49am EDT

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is asking Defense Department workers to unite for charitable giving.

With the start of the Combined Federal Campaign, Lynn made a public appeal to DoD workers, asking them to make history with their donations, Defense.gov reports.

Last year, contributors gave $110 million to the campaign, which serves more than 4,000 charities. And DoD civilians and service members averaged giving a record $489 dollars each last year.

This year's goal for DOD is more than $14 million dollars. Lynn said they will need to work harder this year because of the decreasing pool of donors.

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