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Employees can aid storm victims through PERF

A man helps clean out the Wharton, TX, home of his mother-in-law, a Hurricane Harvey victim, this week. Image: American Red Cross

The Postal Service is reminding employees they can make financial contributions to help USPS colleagues whose homes have been damaged by the recent hurricanes.

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

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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