Washington, D.C.— The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) will match—dollar for dollar—money donated to a special fund that provides emergency assistance to federal employees of NTEU-represented agencies impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the leader of the largest independent federal union announced today.
“The need for assistance is significant as thousands of employees faced with severe flooding and property damage will have to rebuild and recover from this devastating storm,” said NTEU National President Tony Reardon. All donations made to the NTEU Fund at the Federal Employees Education and Assistance (FEEA) Fund will be doubled—up to $30,000.
FEEA is the only organization that provides emergency assistance solely to federal employees and NTEU has a long history of working closely with FEEA to ensure that federal workers in any emergency situation get the help they need.
“When crisis hits, federal employees are often first responders for millions of Americans,” said Reardon. “NTEU stands with those who help our nation in so many vital ways.”
Reardon added: "It is critically important at this time of crisis for many of our citizens that the Administration and Congress act to avert a government shutdown and that agencies and employees are not distracted by preparations for a government shutdown. We need our government resources devoted to helping those devastated by this storm to recover as quickly as possible."
NTEU-represented federal employees live and work in the path of the catastrophic hurricane that is sweeping through parts of Texas and Louisiana. Employees experiencing major losses due to a natural disaster can apply for the grants to assist with repairs or rebuilding. Disaster assistance applications are available on FEEA’s website.
To contribute to the NTEU Fund, online users can go to www.feea.org/giventeu. Donations can also be made via check made out to “FEEA-NTEU Fund” and sent to: FEEA Headquarters, 1641 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Donors should designate the “NTEU Fund” to be sure their donation is doubled.