Screen Actors Guild Foundation Announces Superstorm Sandy Emergency Assistance Fund
We have partnered with the Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (SAG MPPWF) and the AFTRA Foundation to create a Superstorm Sandy Emergency Assistance Fund specifically to provide financial support grants to active SAG-AFTRA members affected by the recent hurricane. Collectively we have provided an initial amount of $250,000 for our assistance pool. The Actors Fund is partnering with us, SAG MPPWF and the AFTRA Foundation in this much-needed effort and will provide the social services and coordinate the grant reviews and approvals. For a detailed description of this fund, go to www.sagfoundation.org.
“This was a devastating crisis and people throughout the area are having a very tough time,” said actor and SAG Foundation Board Member Ron Perlman. “That’s why we’re here – to lend a helping hand to SAG-AFTRA members in their time of need. Actors, broadcasters, sound recording artists are all eligible to apply and I look forward to getting help to everyone in need.”
Members in need can apply by contacting The Actors Fund intake services at: Eastern Region 212.221.7300 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the DONATE NOW button at www.sagfoundation.org.