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FEEA Ready to Help Feds Affected by Haiti Earthquake

Thursday, January 14, 2010
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anna Vredeveld, Director of Communications & Development
Phone: (202) 271-0289

Lakewood, CO - The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) announced its FEEA Natural Disaster Fund is available to provide grant assistance to civilian federal employees affected by Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti.  At this time, FEEA is aware of 172 U.S. Embassy employees and three CDC employees who were on the island at the time of the quake.  FEEA does not currently have information on the total number of U.S. employees who were working in Haiti on Tuesday, nor do we have information of any serious injuries or fatalities among federal employees, however, property damage was widespread and survivors are still being found and attended to.  Information on the FEEA web site will be updated as additional information is received.

Federal employees needing help can contact FEEA via website (www.feea.org) by clicking the “Get Help Now” button at the top of the homepage; via e-mail to emergency@feea.org; or via telephone at 1-800-323-4140.  FEEA will provide grant assistance based on need and available funds.

To help federal employee victims of the Haiti Earthquake, please donate to the FEEA Natural Disaster Fund via credit card at www.feea.org by following the “Give Now” link at the top of the page or by calling 1-800-323-4140.  Donations may also be made via check made out to “FEEA Natural Disaster Fund” and sent to: FEEA, 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80227.

In addition, the NARFE Disaster Relief Fund is available to help federal retiree members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.  Donations can be made through the FEEA web site or by check made out to “NARFE Disaster Fund” and mailed to FEEA’s Lakewood, CO, headquarters.

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