As July comes to an end, the Federal Employee Education & Assistance fund hit its new one-month record by providing more than $119,000 in emergency assistance aid to federal employees—148 of those loans totaling $87,000 went to help furloughed feds. To access more information regarding furlough assistance, please visit www.feea.org/furloughs.
Sequestration is taking a toll on feds everywhere. Since May 1, 2013, FEEA has provided furlough-related loans to civilian federal employees from 10 agencies in 28 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In all, FEEA has made over $139,00 in furlough loans to 234 federal employees since May 1 of this year. FEEA also provided more than $112,000 in aid to requests that were not furlough-related totaling $251,000 in aid during the three-month period.
Unfortunately, donations are not keeping up with the extraordinarily high demand for assistance. “It’s difficult for us to raise money in these circumstances since our donors are primarily feds themselves," says FEEA Executive Director Steve Bauer, “With nearly half the federal workforce facing furloughs, we are even more grateful every day that many of those who won’t be furloughed are choosing to help their fellow feds through FEEA.”
Donations may be made via credit card at www.feea.org/give.
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