Federal Employees Gather in Honor of Public Service and to Aid Those in Need
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 (Newswire.com) - In honor of the 35th Annual Public Service Recognition Week, federal employees and their families will gather at the 7th Annual Public Service Charity Walk/Run on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in National Harbor, Maryland. The program will begin at 8:45 a.m., with the 5K/1-mile walk/run to commence at 9 a.m. Virtual walkers and runners will also gather in cities and communities across the U.S. to show their support for public servants. Proceeds will benefit the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), the national, independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization for federal employees and by federal employees.
Registration for the event is open through Friday, April 26 at www.feea.org/5k.
The event is being supported by a number of businesses, unions, associations and individuals, including the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program as a Platinum Sponsor and CareFirst BCBS as a Gold Sponsor. “Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been a very proud partner with FEEA in supporting the federal workforce and their families in their health and well-being,” said William Breskin, Senior Vice President of Government Programs for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. "Sponsoring an event that promotes health and the exceptional contributions the federal workforce makes to this country is a natural extension of what both FEEA and Blue Cross Blue Shield do every day. I can’t imagine a better event to support.”
Over the last 30 years, FEEA has:
- Given 12,000 no-fee, no-interest, hardship loans to help make ends meet during personal tragedies, like illness, the death of a loved one, or house fires;
- Given almost 200 college scholarships to children of federal employees who died in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, at the Pentagon on 9/11, and at the U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Benghazi, Nairobi, and Dar es Salaam;
- Given nearly 10,000 families disaster relief aid following hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters;
- Provided over 10,000 merit-based scholarships to federal public servants and their children.
And earlier this year, during the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, FEEA provided emergency aid to more than 3,000 low-income federal families.
Press Release Contact:
Joyce Warner, Executive Director, FEEA
Tel: 202-554-0007, ext. 101
Categories: Public Sector