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CFC Reopens to Help with Winter Storm Recovery

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced that the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) will conduct a special solicitation to support charities serving and affected by Winter Storm Shirley. 

From now through Apr. 9, the CFC Online Giving Portal ( is reopened and accepting new donations that will be considered supplemental to 2020 pledges. Donors can contribute via payroll deduction if they didn’t select payroll for the 2020 CFC or contribute a lump sum payment to one or multiple charities via a credit or debit card. Electronic gifts made through the online system will be distributed to charities as early as Apr. 1. 

The nationwide special solicitation will allow federal employees to voluntarily support not only the local non-profits in the state of Texas, but also non-profits nationwide that are responding to the devastation caused by the severe winter storm. All non-profits included in this solicitation have been vetted and approved to participate in the 2020 CFC. 

By temporarily reactivating CFC, OPM is able to encourage federal, military and postal employees along with retirees to provide emergency assistance that will contribute toward the health and stability of charities and the people who rely upon them for critical help at this time.

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