CFC Live Blogging, General Session: Linda J. Washington, Chairperson LFCC

Linda has served on the Federal Local Coordinating Committee for the past 9 years. This is the 50th anniversary of the CFCNCA campaign, and she is proud of what the campaign has achieved and all the organizations that it has aided over the years.

Linda opened her speech with a conversation she had with her sister last week about how it feels so good to help those and need, whether it be with their time or financial resources.

During her visit, Linda took her sister to see the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The women were struck by the awesomeness both in structure, and all the quotes that are so relevant to today's campaign:

  • "Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person is at stake"
  • "Life's most persistent question is, what are you doing for others?"
  • "We have flown in the air like birds and have swam in the ocean like fishes, but have yet to learn how to walk on the earth like brothers"

Next week we will be remembering the 10th anniversary of 9/11. After this tragedy, Linda believes that Americans came a greater resolve to make a difference, and regardless of circumstances surrounding us we have continued to help those in need. For this reason, CFCNCA has strived to work harder to continue making a difference in the United States.

Linda introduced 3 different charities that will be speaking today. She encouraged the audience to steal the stories from these speakers and share them with others to make the campaign alive to everyone, and make their passion ours.

Linda thanked the audience for it's energy, passion, and most importantly hope. For this reason she is excited to lead the most successful campaign on record.

She closed her speech with stating that "the campaign is not about the money; it's about building the American dream, however others interpret that dream"

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