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Urgent Appeal for Relief for Fire Fighters Affected by Superstorm Sandy

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Thousands of Fire Fighters (IAFF) who were on the front lines in the response to Superstorm Sandy lost their own homes and personal lives while working hard to save the lives and homes of others. Many of them are now struggling and need direct financial assistance immediately. Despite the help they are receiving from family, friends and their fellow IAFF members, they need more help in starting their lives over. 

The IAFF Disaster Relief Fund is the primary method of getting assistance to these heroes.  IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger issued an urgent request for people to make contributions to the fund to make sure that enough money is in the fund to cover the needs of the firefighters in New York and New Jersey:

While I commit to all of you that every single member who suffered catastrophic loss will get the assistance they are entitled to from this IAFF and our Disaster Relief Fund, our fund does not have sufficient funds to cover the massive scope of loss from this storm.  

This is an URGENT call for your help with a generous tax deductible contribution on behalf of your affiliate to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund.  

The IAFF is picking up the administrative cost of this relief operation, so every penny of your contribution will go directly to helping IAFF members devastated by Sandy.

Thank you for your consideration. We know this job won’t be done next week or even next month. And when the media changes its focus, and public attention turns to the next big story, the IAFF will still be there—for as long as it takes. Because in this business, we have each other’s backs.

You can make a contribution online or you can mail it to:

IAFF Disaster Relief Fund - Sandy Relief
1750 New York Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20006

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