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Harvey help

PERF accepting aid for USPS victims

Soldier picks up child in flooded area
Texas National Guard soldiers assist Houston residents affected by this week’s flooding. Image: Army National Guard

Postal Service employees can now make financial contributions to help USPS colleagues whose homes have been damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, a federal agency, has authorized a special solicitation to assist victims of the devastating storm. PMG Megan J. Brennan has designated the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF) as the charity to receive contributions from USPS employees.

“Many Postal Service employees in Texas and Louisiana are dealing with significant hardships as a result of this storm. Through PERF, these employees can receive some of the assistance they need to begin the recovery and rebuilding process,” the PMG said.

You can make one-time credit and debit card donations to PERF to specifically aid Postal Service victims.

These donations can be made online at or by mailing a check to the following address: Postal Employees’ Relief Fund, PO Box 7630, Woodbridge, VA 22195.

This special solicitation is outside the Combined Federal Campaign, the annual charity drive for federal workplaces.

PERF provides assistance grants to employees who are victims of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires and earthquakes. The organization, established in 1990, has distributed more than $16.2 million in grants to employees in need.

The PERF site has additional information.

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