El Faro Fund Donations are Tax-Deductible (11/20)

 

The SIU has just received official word that, as anticipated, donations to the Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund are tax-deductible, retroactive to October 8.

 

Thanks to all who have donated. If you are considering making a donation, please note that the fund’s PayPal link is prominently displayed on our home page.

 

Our original announcement about the fund appears below.

 

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Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund Launched (10/9)


SIU Secretary-Treasurer David Heindel has announced the launch of a voluntary fund constructed to help dependents of the Seafarers who perished in the tragic sinking of the vessel El Faro.

 

Contributions to the Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund may be made by visiting our home page HERE and clicking on the "Donate" button. We have applied for tax-exempt status (meaning contributions would be tax-deductible) and will confirm that status once it’s official.

 

If donating by check, please make it out to Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund and mail to:

 

Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund

c/o SIU Secretary-Treasurer

5201 Auth Way

Camp Springs, MD 20746

 

The fund’s purpose is to help meet some of the unanticipated financial hardships faced by the families. Virtually any individual or organization may donate. One-hundred percent of the donations will go towards grants for the families.

 

In order to be a beneficiary of the fund, an individual must have been a dependent of a crew member. Applications will be available at SIU headquarters and our union hall in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

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