The SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund announced on Sept. 11 that they have created a hurricane relief fund to provide aid explicitly for its members affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation seeded relief efforts with a $200,000 donation, which the MPPWF branch evenly matched, bringing the initial total to $400,000 in aid. Additionally, both branches will be outsourcing to the 160,000 SAG-AFTRA members for further contributions.
The Actors Fund is also getting involved, having teamed with SAG-AFTRA to assist with social services as well as grant reviews and approvals. In that vein, the process has been sped up in order to most efficiently establish need via a quick and confidential application and consultation.
In order to be eligible for relief application, SAG-AFTRA members have to have paid their dues through April 30 of this year.
SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s president, JoBeth Williams, as well as SAG-AFTRA Foundation Executive Director Cyd Wilson, both issued statements in regards to the relief fund.
“As a Texan, the shocking images and devastating aftermath of Harvey, and now Irma, have really hit home,” said Williams. “We are heartbroken
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