The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV), motto “Caring About Those Who Served” will participate in the 2021 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). NAAV’s work empowers and inspires the generosity of the federal employee community and working together with the CFC can have a positive impact. The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign Charity Fair Kickoff events will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.
NAAV and other nonprofit organizations have been asked to participate in the CFC Virtual Charity Fair by sending their stories, photos, and videos that will be accessible at GiveCFC.org and all local zone websites.
The CFC, the largest workforce charitable giving drive in the world, will began on September 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022. The campaign theme, Show Some Love: Be the Face of Change, focuses on the impacts and causes, donors care about. It is complemented by Show You Care messaging, which expresses the volunteer component of the campaign.
Last year’s CFC Campaign Video featured NAAV’s Board of Directors member Alvin Shell, U.S. Army Veteran (Retired) and Chief Security of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC. Visit: https://cfcnca.org/campaign-video (https//cfcnca.org/campaign-video) Alvin joined the U.S. Army in September 2000 and was medically retired at the rank of Captain. He was commissioned through the Officer Candidate School after his enlisted service as a military policeman. As a platoon Leader, Alvin led his platoon to Iraq in 2004 and was later severely injured during battle. His last duty station was spent at Fort Bragg, NC as a Paratrooper. He is married and is the father of three sons.
Alvin’s physical and emotional recovery has not been perfect, but he has the perfect family support helping him get through. During his challenging recovery he regained his peace of mind and serenity one cast at the time with a fly-fishing rod. Alvin is a multiple award-winning fly-fisherman who has fished from Alaska to the Florida Keys. He says that his ability to regain peace of mind was possible due to the support and encouragement given to him by his first casting instructor for disabled Veterans. He was the lead consultant for Fort Belvoir’s project to make military housing better for wounded Service Members and their families (https://youtu.be/DHqnAHYpPg1). He was the keynote speaker for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing during multiple tournaments (https://youtu.be/WOeoWpDwEFg), and was ultimately praised by the President for his actions in combat during a national speech. (https://youtu.be/vvat542h814)
The National Association of American Veterans we fill a very important role and that is by helping on a day-to-day basis our severely injured Service men and women, disabled Veterans, their families and caregivers nationwide. Here in the National Capital Region, which
includes DC, Maryland, and Virginia, the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area will host its 2021 Combined Federal Campaign Virtual Charity Fair on September 1, 2021.
The CFCNCA is the charitable giving program for federal employees and retirees within this region.
NAAV is one of the estimated 7,000 participating charities in this year’s fundraising campaign. The campaign gives donors many options to support the causes they care about. Whether one is passionate about Veterans, homelessness, education, mental health, disaster relief or any other cause, the campaign has a charity you can support.
CFC is the only authorized charitable organization for solicitation of federal employees at their workplace. Federal employees who want to donate to Veterans or learn more about the campaign should speak with their organization’s key CFC leader. Federal employees and retirees can also visit www.cfcnca.org (https://cfcnca.org).
Consider making a donation to the National Association of American Veterans, Inc. by visiting www.cfcnca.org (https://www.cfcnca.org). NAAV is a nonprofit organization classified under section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. NAAV CFC number is 85065. Contributions to the NAAV in support of severely injured Service Members and disabled Veterans, their families, and caregivers are tax deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. Federal and local laws. Every dollar counts
Thank you for making a difference in the quality of life for those who served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces. Remember it all helps and your donations truly can and do make a difference!
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