FEEA Offers Assistance to Feds Impacted by Irene and FAA Furloughs; Now it's Our Turn to Give BackTuesday, September 6, 2011
(Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund)
The first half of 2011 has been busy for the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund. After severe spring weather impacted federal employees throughout much of the southern U.S., FEEA gave more than 40 grants worth over $22,000 in April and May. Need did not abate in June or July, and August saw 4,000 FAA employees back at work after furloughs but facing half-pay for a full month. By late August, FEEA had helped 36 FAA employees with loans totaling more than $28,000.
But those 36 loans were only a small portion of the 128 total loans processed in August, worth more than $80,000. The economy continues to affect federal families at an increasing rate with nearly 500 federal employees seeking emergency loans or grants since May 1 of this year. FEEA has already processed over $300,000 in emergency assistance this fiscal year, putting it on-track to provide more than $1 million in aid this year, doubling last year’s record high.
This level of support for feds and their families is only possible with your help. FEEA uses donations to CFC #11185 to fund its programs, providing emergency help and scholarships to civilian feds across the country and around the world. Learn more at http://www.feea.org/support-us and make your pledge to FEEA CFC #11185 today.