In an effort to provide state employees with a unified method of giving to support victims of the recent hurricanes, One America Appeal has been added to the list of approved charities for the 17-18 campaign.
One America Appeal
One America Appeal is a joint appeal by all five living former American Presidents to encourage their fellow citizens to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
In Texas, monies will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund focusing on the greater Houston region, and the Rebuild Texas Fund assisting communities across the state. In Florida, monies will go to the Florida Disaster Fund, which is the state’s official private fund to assist the state’s communities as they respond to and recover from destructive storms. In the Caribbean, donations will be distributed to Unidos Por Puerto Rico launched by the office of First Lady Beatriz Rosselló together with private sector coalition; and the Fund for the Virgin Islands which was established 25 years ago by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for relief efforts.
Pledge Through Payroll Deduction
State employees can give through payroll deduction using the code TW22-4572. One America Appeal can be found under the Michigan Association of United Way’s Umbrella. To make a pledge through your MI HR Self Service account click here. 100% of donations made to this fund will be forwarded to One America Appeal. Pledges made through payroll deduction will begin with your first pay in January. To download a pledge form click here.
Give Through Check or Credit Card
Additionally, you can give a one-time donation to One America Appeal via check or credit card.
Donations made via check or money order should be made payable to: One America Appeal. Include TW22-4572 in the memo area.
Checks and Money Order donations should be mailed to the following address for processing:
MAUW/SECC Fiscal Agent
ATTN: Heather S. Travis
330 Marshall Street, Suite 211
Lansing, MI 48912
Text To Give
Or you can text MYSECC to 41444 to donate to One America Appeal via text message.
For a list of SECC charities currently supporting victims and relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey and Irma click here.
For a list of SECC charities who provide public safety – disaster preparedness & relief for a variety of causes click here.
Because One America Appeal was just added to the list of SECC approved charities, it is NOT located in any of the print materials.