It’s the first day of Summer! Are you ready?

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It’s time for summer picnics, ballgames, beach days, and more! Before you head out to enjoy the sun and fun, be sure you’re prepared for summer hazards. The National Weather Service provides safety tips and education for a variety of summer weather risks, like excessive heat, lightning, tornadoes, and rip currents.
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FEEA wants you and your family to stay safe this summer by wearing your sunscreen, staying hydrated, and learning how to stay out of harm’s way at home or on vacation.

FEEA is the only independent, national, charity for federal employees and by federal employees. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

Campaign Update: We’re still $23,000 shy of our goal

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Huge thank you to all those who have already contributed to our June fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $50,000 ($25,000 from individuals and organizations and $25,000 from a matching gift from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program) this month. This $50,000 will greatly help us be there for federal employees and their families in need. Won’t you help by making a tax-deductible gift to FEEA today?
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So far we’ve met 55% of our goal. In these final 11 days of June you can help us meet our goal and change a life.

Want to learn more about how we put your donations to use? Check out our most recent annual report at: www.feea.org/annualreport.

FEEA is the only independent, national, charity for federal employees and by federal employees. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

Are you hurricane ready?

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Hurricane season 2018 started on June 1. As we know from last year’s active hurricane season, even storms that are downgraded from Hurricane to Tropical Storm can still wreak havoc with wind and water. Learn more about how you can stay safe during hurricanes at https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan.
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Last year, FEEA responded to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, giving support to more than 150 federal families across Florida, Georgia, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FEEA helped replace waterlogged beds, pay for temporary lodging, and buy lots and lots of drywall and flooring.

Your gift could help someone like Sonia*, a federal employee in the Houston area whose home needed extensive wall and floor repair after three feet of water and mud inundated it. Thanks to donors like you, FEEA helped Sonia, along with nearly 10,000 other federal employees recovering from disasters during our 32-year history.

Will you please help FEEA prepare for hurricanes and other disasters by making a donation today? Your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous matching pledge from the BlueCross BlueShield Federal Employee Program.

FEEA is the only independent, national, charity for federal employees and by federal employees. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

*Sonia’s name has been changed to protect her privacy

Happy Flag Day!

Today we celebrate the Stars and Stripes, our national symbol of unity and freedom. FEEA also celebrates the contributions of all the patriotic federal employees who serve our country every day, in and out of uniform.

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FEEA is the only independent, national, charity for federal employees and by federal employees. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

This is National Men’s Health Week!

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National Men’s Health Week is all about encouraging men and boys to be active, choose a healthy lifestyle, and get screened for health issues that commonly affect them. Check out the CDC’s site for more information.

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Meet Jim*. Jim suffers from heart disease and has made some lifestyle changes after a recent heart attack. He had unpaid leave during his recovery and needed help paying his utilities. FEEA was able to offer a no-fee, no-interest hardship loan to help Jim get back on his financial feet.

Will you help us continue to provide a financial safety net for feds like Jim by making a donation today? Your donation will be doubled thanks to a generous matching gift from the BlueCross BlueShield Federal Employee Program.

FEEA is the only independent, national, charity for federal employees and by federal employees. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

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You Can Double Your Donation in June!

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Now is the time to take advantage our matching gift program with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS)! For every dollar our supporters donate in the month of June, BCBS will match their tax deductible gift dollar for dollar, doubling the gift to FEEA up to $25,000.


Won’t you help us meet our goal of being there for federal employees in need and capture the generous matching opportunity form BCBS? None of our work would be possible without generous supporters like you!

FEEA is the only independent, national, charity for federal employees and by federal employees. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

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Did you know FEEA has helped more than 10,000 students go to college?

Federal families know the importance for many careers of getting a college degree. On this National Higher Education Day, FEEA celebrates the more than 10,000 merit-based college scholarships we have awarded to help federal employees and their family members achieve their goals.

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Last year, we helped Sarah, a federal employee from Massachusetts, get a Masters in Homeland Security with one of our scholarships. FEEA knows how hard it is for feds to juggle work and school and we are proud of Susan’s achievements in her studies and for her agency.

All of these scholarships were made possible by the generous support of donors like you. Will you help FEEA continue to make the dream of higher education a reality for federal families by making a tax-deductible donation today? Thanks to a gift from BlueCross BlueShield Federal Employee Program, your donation will be matched during our June campaign, doubling your impact.

FEEA is the only independent, national, charity for federal employees and by federal employees. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

Help Feds Twice as Much in June!

We are excited to announce that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS) has generously provided $25,000 in matching gift funds to FEEA for use in June! This means for every dollar you donate, BCBS will match your tax deductible gift dollar for dollar, doubling your gift to FEEA. Won’t you help us meet our goal of raising $50,000 this month?

Last year, FEEA provided aid to 500 federal families all across the U.S. None of that would be possible without generous donors like you. As the only charity for federal employees and by federal employees, FEEA is committed to making a difference in the lives of feds and their families.

Will you help us reach our goal of raising $50,000 in June to continue helping federal families in need? With the BCBS match, you’ll have twice the impact on the lives of federal employees. Please give today!

Remember our Fallen this Memorial Day

Today we remember our fallen heroes who gave their lives serving in the U.S. military.

Do you know how Facebook has changed its algorithm?

You may have read in the press over the last several months that Facebook has updated its algorithm. This is the formula they use to decide what shows up in your Facebook feed. These changes have affected the way nonprofits use Facebook to share information about their programs and impact. In short, while our number of Facebook followers grows each year, our followers are starting to see fewer of our posts because of the new algorithm, unless we use paid advertising. Here are four things you can do to help us and other charities you care about:

  1. Follow FEEA (@fedshelpingfeds) and your other favorite charities on Facebook and click “See First” to be sure posts show up in your feed. See the image below for where to find and change the setting:
  2. If you see a post you like, please use the “Love” or “Wow”  buttons (“Like” doesn’t count as much in the new algorithm)
  3. Use the “Share” button to share our content with your Facebook friends — via Messenger or on your wall — and add a comment about what you’re sharing
  4. Use the “Comment” section to tag a few specific friends you want to see our post, and also to share your thoughts and ideas

Thank you for your support! Interacting more with our Facebook posts will help reduce our costs and inform more federal employees and their families about our work.

FEEA is the only independent, national, charity for federal employees and by federal employees. All FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.