Lynn praises DoD workers' charitable giving

Tuesday - 2/1/2011, 7:15pm EST

By Jared Serbu
Reporter
Federal News Radio

Defense Department employees' contributions to the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign outpaced the average federal worker by 10 percent last year, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said Monday.

In a ceremony presenting DoD employees' donations to the charitable giving drive, Lynn praised Defense workers for the $17.2 million they gave during the past year.

"The department as a whole is not immune to tough economic realities," Lynn said, according to a DoD news release. "While we confront these hardships, there are those out there for whom the times are even tougher. In these challenging times, their struggles are a challenge to us all."

The CFC has not yet released its 2010 fundraising total. In 2009, the campaign raised $282.6 million nationally.

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