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Cause of the Week: Housing and Shelter

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  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Combined Federal Campaign allows personnel and retirees to pledge monetary support and volunteer time with approved charities.

CFC includes charities working in many different areas of housing and shelter, to include temporary shelter, disaster relief, senior care, safe house, refugees home accessibility and improvement, family shelters, faith-based support, and sanitation services.

Many of us have spent more time in our homes during the past two years than ever before, driving a huge home improvement and real estate boom. However, many people around the world either don’t have a place to call home or no longer feel safe in their home, issues that have been exacerbated by the global pandemic. Many CFC charities are working hard to provide the basic need of shelter for those in need around the globe.

It takes billions of dollars per year to accommodate those facing unstable housing situations by funding housing programs, supporting shelter-based organizations, rehoming refugees, and providing resources to those who have limited ability to care for themselves. The need increases in areas affected by disasters and other crises. 

Here’s how your CFC donations can help change the world through housing and shelter:

  • $18 buys a 50 lb. box of nails to help build a new home for a family in need.
  • $49 shelters a child who is homeless for a week.
  • $80 constructs a shelter for a refugee family.

To hear from some charities working on housing and shelter, visit CFC Charity Videos.

If housing and shelter is your cause, show your support by downloading the “Housing & Shelter cause badge” and using it in your email signature and social media.

Federal workers can contribute to any of the thousands of participating charities by visiting the online pledge portal at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome.