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Disaster Relief

The Postal Employees Relief Fund (PERF) provides financial assistance for APWU members as well as other postal

employees and retirees whose homes and property have been substantially damaged by natural disasters and

home fires if the employees are not reimbursed by insurance or grants.

Supported and administered by all employee unions and the Postal Service, PERF is a tax-exempt charitable

organization that is funded through donations from federal employees.

APWU encourages its members to support PERF by making charitable contributions to the fund through the

Combined Federal Campaign, the government's annual workplace charity drive. (Use designation #10268.) Each

postal district is allotted a six-week period annually between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 to solicit contributions. (Please

contact your USPS District to find out when your CFC campaign

will take place.)

New PERF brochures, posters and DVD’s are available to APWU

local and state organizations to distribute during their

district's Combined Federal Campaign season. These items can

be obtained in limited quantities at no charge while supplies

last, through the APWU Human Relations Department. (202-

842-4271) Allow two weeks for delivery.

Since its establishment in 1990, PERF has provided more than

3,000 grants totaling nearly $15 million to active and retired

postal employees impacted by hurricanes, typhoons,

earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires and home fires.

To learn more about eligibility for assistance or to obtain an application, please visit www.postalrelief.com, or

write to:

Postal Employees Relief Fund

P.O. Box 34500

Washington, DC 20043-4500


APWU members who need assistance with PERF should contact the union's Human Relations Department. Please

note that inquiries regarding the status of your application or relief grant must be addressed directly to PERF.

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, can also be a valuable source of information and assistance for

people coping with the effects of natural disasters.