L3 Army Fleet Support Named Top Relay For Life Fundraising Team for Southeast Alabama

Kay Franklin, Senior Manager of Community Development for the Southeast Alabama region of the American Cancer Society (ACS), third from left, accepts a check representing 2017 donations raised by the AFS/IAM team. Others pictured from left are: Lisa Gee, AFS (campaign co-chair); Mike Barbee, General Manager, AFS; Clementine Jenkins, President, IAM Local Lodge 2003; and Sonny Moore, AFS (campaign co-chair).
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FORT RUCKER, Ala. (PR) — L3 Army Fleet Support (L3 AFS) announced that its Fort Rucker-based maintenance employees, along with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local Lodge 2003, concluded their 2017 Relay For Life campaign, raising a total of $124,485.38. This exceeds last year’s total by 26 percent and once again brands AFS/IAM as the “Top Fundraising Team” for Southeast Alabama.

Although the majority of donations came from payroll deductions, a variety of employee-driven fundraisers were conducted to supplement the campaign.

“The spirit of giving is part of our culture among our charity fundraisers, and the amount of participation and enthusiasm from employees seems to grow with each event,” said Michael Barbee, L3 AFS Vice President and General Manager. “Our team raised nearly $30,000 this year with creative events, and the payroll deduction portion of the campaign was extremely successful as well.”

AFS is a 24/7 operation, and there are several worksites spread out across Fort Rucker. The campaign volunteers work very hard to coordinate fundraising activities in such a way that every employee, regardless of his or her site location or work schedule, has an opportunity to learn about and participate in the Relay For Life campaign.

“We are so blessed to have the support of AFS and the IAM,” said Kay Franklin, Senior Manager, Community Development for the Southeast Alabama region of the American Cancer Society. “Not only does this team run one of the more well-organized campaigns I’ve seen, but the AFS/IAM team has some of the most generous employees in the Wiregrass. They are incredibly passionate about helping those in need, and I’m so very grateful that AFS and IAM are here in our community. I truly believe that together we are making a difference in the fight against cancer.”

Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Each year, more than 5,000 Relay For Life events take place in over 20 countries.

Events are held in local communities, at campus universities and in virtual worlds. As the American Cancer Society’s most successful fundraiser and the organization’s signature event, the mission of Relay For Life is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.

Since 2003, L3 AFS has provided quality aviation maintenance support to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and U.S. Air Force at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

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