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CFC spotlights military support

Combined Federal Campaign charities provide a variety of services for current and former members of the military, including health care.

The Combined Federal Campaign’s cause of the week is military support.

The campaign quotes John F. Kennedy: “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it.”

Some pay a higher price than others, however. Soldiers and their families experience long separations, celebrations spent apart, uncertain futures and frequent moves that strain and affect all who serve and those around them.

They need and deserve support.

The ways to show it are legion. Causes range from veterans and Silver Star families to rehabilitation and job training to warrior dogs and musicians.

If you are unsure of where to focus your giving, the website for the campaign, also known as the CFC, can help.

While there is no specific category for “military” or “military support” on the website’s charity search tool, many related groups can be found under “International, Foreign Affairs and National Security.”

In addition, entering the word “military” under the charity name search brings up 11 pages filled with military support charities.

The Combined Federal Campaign is the federal government’s workplace charity drive. The latest campaign began Sept. 1 and runs through Jan. 15.

Participation in the CFC is voluntary.

The website has more information.

This is the eighth in a series of articles spotlighting the Combined Federal Campaign’s cause of the week. Next week: children and family services.