CFC HEROES AND THEIR STORIES
Heroes are identified as individuals who went above and beyond dedicating their time to the CFC. All federal agencies have the opportunity annually to nominate an individual for the Local Hero Award.
Lori Blauser - OPM FIS - Boyers
Lori managed every aspects of the CFC campaign for all of the Boyers/ National Training Center FIS employees. Lori organized different fundraising events such as the CFC kickoff event, Pie Day, Hot Dog/Pizza luncheon, donut sales, Sheetz ™ coupon booklet sales, coin sales, Mums sale, Poinsettia/Cyclamen sale, and more. Lori does this all while still performing her day-to-day functions in a branch that consistently has more work than people to complete it.
Lori has unselfishly accomplished all this great work for CFC for the last five years. She has earned a reputation within the organization as someone who genuinely believes in CFC and encourages others to give and/or support the campaign as well. She does it all with a smile on her face and a gentile persistence that encourages others to emulate and imitate her example.
Under her leadership, OPM Federal Investigative Services Division raised over $46,000 for charity!
Myrtle L. Hall-Whiting - USPS P&DC Pittsburgh Office
Myrtle is responsible for ensuring that all 1100 Plant Employees, who work 24/7/365, receive their CFC packets and information and return it timely. She adjusts her work schedule to ensure she is available on all three tours (shifts) hosting CFC kick off meetings around the clock to all 1100 employees.
This year, under her leadership and with a continuous smile on her face, the P&DC raised over $73,000! With her past year’s service to the CFC and its charities, Myrtle has raised over $300,000 for charity!
Technical Sergeant Candace Thompson - U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 730
According to her peers, she fits all three of the criteria for a CFC hero. She showed an exceptional, unwavering commitment to the CFC as the team lead, went above and beyond the call of duty to make a significant difference, and demonstrated superb leadership qualities by providing direction and motivation to the entire staff and cadet wing.
In the four years before Candace arrived, Detachment 730 raised a combined total of $120 for the CFC and had a cumulative participation rate of 4.7% (1 of 21). Due to her initiatives and enthusiasm, this year Detachment 730 had a goal of $280, but raised more than $3,375 (that is not a typo!) and had 100% participation.
Finally, Candace demonstrated superb leadership qualities by providing direction and motivation to the entire staff and cadet wing. She used a Halloween social and ice cream party to raise funds in October and supervised a “Penny War” campaign in November to raise additional funds. Both events were executed perfectly with more than 70 cadets participating in each.
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