FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Amanda Huelskamp, Senior Outreach Specialist
Phone: (703) 531-3546
Falls Church, VA., April 22, 2020: WAEPA (Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies) announced that the organization will be making a $10,000 donation to the FEEA (Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund) emergency hardship fund during the COVID-19 Crisis.
During the coronavirus pandemic, FEEA is providing financial assistance to federal employees and their families with no-fee, no-interest hardship loans of up to $1,000 to Feds who are impacted by COVID-19, and have exhausted all leave options from their agency. Feds who earn under $50,000 are also eligible for grant assistance. FEEA is also providing bridge grants to spouses or children of federal employees who have passed away due to COVID-19.
Loans and grants are limited, and subject to available funding. Lower-income families will receive priority for available funds. WAEPA’s contribution of $10,000 will help numerous Federal Employees get the assistance they need.
“We are proud to be assisting FEEA in their mission to provide emergency ﬁnancial assistance to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their families,” M. Shane Canfield, CEO of WAEPA, said. “Our goal is similar; to provide access to products and services that promote the health, welfare and financial well-being of our members. We’re proud to be doing so with this contribution.”
“Thank you WAEPA for jumping in with a generous donation to help make more emergency assistance to federal families possible,” said Joyce Warner, FEEA’s Executive Director.
Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA), is a nonprofit association (not an insurance company) formed For Feds, By Feds. The goal of WAEPA is to provide access to products and services that promote the health, welfare and financial well-being of its members. After more than 75 years in business, WAEPA has over 46,000 members. For more information, visit waepa.org, or give us a call at (800) 368-3484.