BCBS Teams with FEEA to Help Federal Employees After StormsFriday, April 29, 2011
Lakewood, CO - The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) stands ready to assist civilian federal employees who have been affected by recent severe weather across the U.S.
Thanks to a generous gift of $30,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS), FEEA is able to begin assisting affected feds immediately with emergency grants of up to $500. Emergency no-interest loans of up to $500 are also available. Applications and additional instructions are available on FEEA’s web site at www.feea.org/disaster.
FEEA is already aware of federal employees in the Huntsville-Birmingham-Tuscaloosa area whose homes were completely destroyed. Many others lost vehicles and have significant damage to their homes from falling trees and other debris. Additional losses due to power outages and other wide-ranging effects of the storms are expected.
Donations to FEEA’s General Fund are urgently needed to ensure all who qualify for assistance will receive it. Donations may be made via credit card on FEEA’s web site www.feea.org by clicking the “Give Now” button. Donations via check made out to “FEEA” may be sent to: FEEA Headquarters, 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80227.
FEEA is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency, primarily funded through federal employee contributions to FEEA CFC Pledge #11185 and donations to special relief funds. Since 1986, FEEA has provided more than $10 million in scholarships to civilian federal employees and their dependents. The FEEA Emergency Assistance Program has provided more than $7.6 million in financial assistance to federal families experiencing natural disasters such as floods, fires and hurricanes, and to those experiencing unforeseen personal emergencies such as illness or death in the family. For more information about FEEA, visit www.feea.org or call 303-933-7580.