APWU Members Encouraged To Contribute to Postal Employees’ Relief Fund

May 3, 2011

Share this article

In the wake of the deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. history, APWU members are encouraged to contribute to the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF) to provide assistance to those impacted by the storms.

Between April 14 and April 28, nearly 500 tornadoes touched down in 23 states, with a confirmed death toll of 385 and hundreds reported missing. Thousands of homes were damaged and a significant amount of property was destroyed in the affected states, including the Ringgold (GA) Post Office.

“I encourage all APWU members to give generously to PERF to provide much-needed aid to postal families,” said President Cliff Guffey. “Our contributions will help our co-workers who are coping with the devastation caused by the storms."

APWU locals and union members who wish to donate to the relief effort should visit PERF’s Web site at www.postalrelief.com.

PERF provides financial assistance to postal employees and retirees who have suffered substantial losses as a result of natural disasters or home fires if they are not reimbursed by insurance or other grants. Supported and administered by the unions and the Postal Service, PERF is a tax-exempt charitable organization that is funded through donations from postal employees.

“PERF accounts are running low,” said Human Relations Director Sue Carney. “In the aftermath of these storms, the need for assistance will be great. It is more important than ever that postal employees contribute generously.”

Stay in touch with your union

Subscribe to receive important information from your union.