If you are an active SAG-AFTRA member facing hardship due to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, the SAG Foundation, SAG Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund and the AFTRA Foundation are here to help.
The SAG Foundation has provided initial funding through a $100,000 contribution that is being matched by the SAG MPPWF and $50,000 from the AFTRA Foundation for a total available amount of $250,000. Grants are being administered to SAG-AFTRA members by The Actors Fund through a confidential and streamlined process aimed at aiding members quickly and effectively.
Communities have been hit hard by Sandy. Many members have lost their homes or have been without heat and electricity, so need is great. New Yorker Jane Curtin and SAG Foundation Board and SAG-AFTRA National Board member Ron Perlman are backing the effort, and encouraging fellow members to donate. With additional donations, there can be a much greater impact and many more people can be helped.
Members are eligible to apply if they are currently active and have paid their dues through the May 2012 billing cycle and can apply by contacting The Actors Fund intake services directly at:
Eastern Region, 212.221.7300 ext. 119, firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you lend a helping hand? The SAG Foundation is accepting donations directed to the Superstorm Sandy Emergency Assistance Fund from individuals and corporate donors who may wish to help provide relief to hard-hit SAG-AFTRA members in the affected areas. Contributions may be made by clicking this link.
If you need help, ask. If you can help, give. We’re all in this together.