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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Representatives from units and fraternal organizations throughout South Korea gathered at the Yongsan Multiplex Theater on Tuesday for the 2006 Combined Federal Campaign awards ceremony.

More than 170 awards were given to the units with the largest percentages of members donating to CFC and with the largest average donations.

Awards fell into four categories: platinum, gold, silver and bronze. More than half of the awards fell into the upper two categories, with 54 units receiving the platinum award for at least 85 percent participation and an average gift of $200 and 49 units earning gold for 60 percent participation and an average donation of $120. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steve Wood, 7th Air Force commander, served as guest speaker and presented awards.

Describing CFC as the most inclusive charitable organization in the world, he explained why he felt donating was important. “CFC is a big deal,” he said. “It’s one of the ways we give back to the community and make things better.” According to Wood, CFC-Overseas generated more than $1.5 million in 2006, with 10 percent of the donations coming from within U.S. Forces Korea.

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