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Auburn Valley Y receives Day of Caring

Federal employees who work in King County recently spent a day sprucing up the area around the Auburn Valley Y. - Courtesy photo/Tim Smith, CFC manager
Federal employees who work in King County recently spent a day sprucing up the area around the Auburn Valley Y.
— image credit: Courtesy photo/Tim Smith, CFC manager

The Auburn Valley Y recently received a manicure.

A volunteer work force from the King County Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) spent Sept. 16 removing weeds, trimming overgrown cottonwoods, clearing out a retention pond and sprucing up the area around the Alpine Tower on the Y's campus off Perimeter Road Southwest.

"It's a huge help," said Wes Gill, the Y's facility supervisor, during a break from manning a weed-eater.

In Gill's 17-year association with the Y, the campaign has done work at the Auburn facility on four of five occasions.

Each time, volunteers leave a special touch.

The CFC is celebrating its 50th anniversary of helping communities. During that time, federal employees have contributed nearly $7 billion to thousands of worthy charitable organizations throughout the world.

Last year, federal employees in King County contributed more than $3.1 million to charities. The CFC's "Day of Caring" is an opportunity for federal employees to support charities and nonprofits through workplace payroll deductions.

Federal employees with the CFC respond to 360 area nonprofit organizations, such as the Auburn Valley Y.

On Sept. 16, an estimated 10,000 volunteers throughout King County were giving back to communities.

The CFC has responded to more than 2,800 charities globally.

INSET PHOTO: Jamie Watson clears the way, courtesy/Tim Smith/CFC manager.

VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6aMVPNqBUU

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