May 24, 2013
This past week many of us witnessed the devastation from the tornado in the Moore, Oklahoma area from the comfort of our living rooms. No doubt many of us were moved to tears on Tuesday when we heard of the heroism of the teachers who used their bodies as human shields to protect the children entrusted to their care. While we watched the horror on our televisions, for us it seemed so far away.
The Postal Employees’ Relief Fund has representatives from all the unions and associations and we swing into action when there are disasters that impact postal employees and retirees.
The tragedy in the Moore, Oklahoma area has hit home for us as postal employees. We have learned that there was an off-duty postal employee who died in the tornado. We also have early reports that as many as 28 postal families have had their homes totally or partially destroyed. There are 36 delivery routes just in Moore, Oklahoma alone, making it a good-sized office.
As the news cycle changes in the next several days, the impacts to the postal employees and everyone in the area of Moore, Oklahoma won’t change soon. They need our help. Whereas, we are still receiving Applications from the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the 2013 Hurricane Season will begin June 1st, please consider donating to the Postal Employees' Relief Fund. We have several ways you can choose to donate:
- Check or money order directly to our mailing address: PERF, PO Box 7630, Woodbridge VA 22195
- By credit card by clicking here
- Through the Combined Federal Campaign, designation #10268 to the Postal Employees' Relief Fund.
Through PERF, you can help our fellow employees in Moore, Oklahoma and in other situations where our brothers and sisters are in need.