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FEEA Announces New Fund For Transportation Security Administration Employees

Wednesday, September 8, 2004
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(571) 227-2829

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Littleton, Colo. — The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), announces the formation of a new FEEA TSA Fund for the purpose of assisting TSA employees and their families facing natural disasters or personal crises. This is a standing fund that will provide grant assistance on an as-needed basis.

Initial donations to the fund may assist TSA screeners and others on the island of Guam who were recently affected by Typhoon Chada, as well as those in Florida recovering from hurricanes Charley and Frances. Torrential rains and high winds caused extensive damage to many structures. TSA employees affected by this disaster may contact FEEA at 1-800-323-4140 or 303-933-7580 to receive information about grants and no-interest loans to help with temporary shelter, cleanup, rebuilding and other expenses.

Donations to the fund may be made by sending a check to: FEEA TSA FUND, 8441 W. Bowles Avenue, Suite 200, Littleton, Colo. 80123-9501, or via credit card on-line or by calling FEEA at 303-933-7580.

FEEA is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency, primarily funded through federal employee contributions to FEEA CFC Pledge #1234 and donations to special relief funds. Since 1986, the FEEA Emergency Assistance Program has provided over $3 million in financial assistance to federal families experiencing natural disasters such as floods, fires and hurricanes, and to those experiencing unforeseen personal emergencies such as illness or death in the family. FEEA has also provided more than $4.5 million in scholarships to civilian federal employees and their dependents. For more information about FEEA, visit their website or call 303-933-7580.

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