NASHVILLE, Tenn.–– U.S. government employees and members of the military are being given the opportunity to continue the effort to provide a World War II book of daily devotions to members of the Armed Forces.
All federal employees, including military personnel, may deduct a portion of their salary for charitable causes through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
The Strength for Service Fund (Number 45689) is among the hundreds of possible charities that can be selected for tax-deductible contributions. Monies given to this CFC fund will guarantee the continued printing and distribution of Strength for Service to God and Country, a 1941 book published by the former Methodist Publishing House for World War II troops.
The book was discontinued in 1954 after sending over 1 million copies to troops in World War II and the Korean War.
Over a decade ago, the General Commission on United Methodist Men supported a California Boy Scout’s effort to republish the book as an Eagle project in honor of his grandfather.
A total of 460,000 copies of the updated and expanded book have since been printed and distributed, primarily to U.S. service men and women stationed around the world.
Selecting the CFC fund will guarantee that the mistake of ending publication in 1954 will not be made again in 2013 or any year thereafter.
If you are a federal employee please include Number 45689 among your choices of CFC funds. If you know federal employees or a service personnel, please encourage them to include the Strength for Service Fund in their CFS selections.