NAGE members are among those affected by the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on May 20, killing at least 24 people, injuring hundreds, and leaving thousands homeless. To help those members and their families, NAGE is asking members to donate to the NAGE Charities Tornado Relief Fund. National President David J. Holway has announced that NAGE will match member donations up to $15,000.
"The devastation in Oklahoma is hard to grasp and so many people are hurting," said Holway. "Our members there need our help and it's so important that we reach out to them in solidarity as a union that truly cares about one another. I'm urging locals and individual members to please give what they can to help our brothers and sister in Oklahoma."
NAGE/IAEP members with Local R8-20 Paramedics Plus of Oklahoma City have been working around the clock to ensure the safety of their community, despite being directly affected by the tornado themselves. In the first days after the tragedy, the IAEP learned of four members who lost their homes and several others whose homes are within the disaster area.
Although words may be inadequate to help our friends in Oklahoma, we can show our support through action. Please send a donation (donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to "NAGE Charities") to:
Oklahoma Tornado Fund
c/o NAGE Charities
159 Burgin Parkway
Quincy, MA 02169
In the memo section of your check, please write “Oklahoma Tornado Fund” to be sure that your donation is directed solely to relief for those affected.