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Friday, September 29, 2017
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Grants Grace Period for CFC Charities Affected by Hurricanes

WASHINGTON, DC - OPM announced it has granted a grace period today for charities located in areas damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, allowing these organizations additional time to complete requirements that will help facilitate their participation in the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

“By giving charities a little more time, we helped maximize their opportunity to participate in the CFC to the fullest extent possible after this unprecedented series of catastrophic hurricanes,” said OPM Acting Director Kathy McGettigan. “They can continue to focus on what’s most important right now - caring for themselves and their communities - and still have the chance to join this campaign that can help them rebuild and grow.”

OPM has worked directly with the affected charities to assess their needs and will continue to provide guidance as needed.

The CFC will officially begin October 2. However, some charitable organizations are engaged in meeting critical needs in their communities or have suffered direct setbacks themselves, and will require additional time before they may accept solicitations. OPM will launch the website for donations later in October.

Once the new CFC website launches, Federal employees, retirees, and civilian annuitants may begin making online pledges to their charities of choice.

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