More than 3,000 employees of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility workers pledged charitable donations of over a half million dollars for next year in a monthlong charity drive.
Shipyard workers give
$537,508 for charity
The monthlong drive raised almostOverall donations down
$60,000 more than last year
According to final results from the 2002 Combined Federal Campaign, the workers donated $537,508 to various charities participating in the campaign, according to Capt. John A. Edwards, shipyard commander.
"After the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the shipyard stepped up and raised a record $470,000 for last year's campaign," he said.
They increased the amount by almost $60,000 this year, despite a "rough economy," he said. The theme of the 2002 campaign was "Standing Together as One."
The average donation of the approximately 4,600 employees was $176 per donor.
Brendan Cravalho, shipyard campaign coordinator, said, "Shipyarders are legendary for their generosity, and the use of payroll deductions, enabling the donor to deduct a small amount from their paycheck each month, is the key."
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