Friday, December 28, 2012

Newspaper Guild, members donate $5160 to Sandy relief – and counting

Guild members and the Guild have raised a combined $5160 so far to help CWA members (including Guild members) whose homes and property were lost or damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
And we’re not done yet.
At its December meeting, the Guild’s Executive Committee voted to forego the Local’s annual holiday party and instead donate the money that normally would have been spent on it ($2500 to $5000) to a fund set up by the Communications Workers of America (our parent union) to help tri-state area members who were hit by the storm. The Executive Committee approved a donation to the fund of $2500 and up to $2500 more that would match donations from members.
So far, members have donated $1330, which the Guild has matched with another $1330, in addition to its initial contribution of $2500. That’s a total of $5160.
The Guild is ready to match another $1170 in donations from members.
Even after the Guild has matched the entire $2500 authorized by the Executive Committee, members are still encouraged to give generously to help those who were hit by Hurricane Sandy and now face the overwhelming cost of getting things back to normal. These people are fellow CWA members and, in many cases, they are our neighbors. And you can see them here.  
TO GIVE. To donate, make out a check to “Disaster Relief Fund – Hurricane Sandy .” The Guild will match all contributions up to a total of $2500 through Jan. 31, 2013 and forward the total to the CWA Disaster Relief Fund for Sandy victims. The fund is a 501(c)3 charity and donations are tax-deductible. Send donations to:
           Newspaper Guild of New York
           ATTN: Disaster Relief Fund
           1501 Broadway Suite 708
           New York , NY 10036
TO GET HELP. Guild members are eligible for the CWA Disaster Relief Fund. If your home or property was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, download this application for the relief fund along with its accompanying guidelines. If you lost valuable assets in addition to your home or property, such as a car, furniture, clothing or appliances, use this special application for relief along with these special guidelines. Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2013 .

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