Soldiers, civilian employees donate $97,000 to the community

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
July 20, 2010

Maj. Gen. Robert B. Brown, U.S. Army Europe chief of staff, accepted a check for more than $97,000 designated by Army in Europe Soldiers and civilian employees for Family Support and Youth Programs from the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign.
Maj. Gen. Robert B. Brown, U.S. Army Europe chief of staff, accepted a check for more than $97,000 designated by Army in Europe Soldiers and civilian employees for Family Support and Youth Programs from the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign.

Maj. Gen. Robert B. Brown, U.S. Army Europe chief of staff, accepted a check for more than $97,000 designated by Army in Europe Soldiers and civilian employees for Family Support and Youth Programs from the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign.

Renée S. Acosta, president and CEO of Global Impact, a not-for-profit organization that supports humanitarian relief and development programs, presented the check on behalf of the CFC during a ceremony here July 20. 

The money is used for quality of life programs in local communities at the local commander's discretion.  100 percent of the dollars donated in this way come back directly to the installation where the contributor lives and works. 

Approximately 15,000 Soldiers and civilian employees within U.S. Army in Europe contributed approximately $2.5 million during the 2009 campaign, of which more than $97,000 was designated for the Family Support and Youth Programs.

The 2010 campaign is expected to run from October 4 through December 3.

About us: The U.S. Army in Europe, with NATO and other coalition partners from throughout its 51-country area of responsibility, trains for, conducts, and supports contingency operations. Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, USAREUR has forces throughout Germany as well as in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and Romania, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.