NMG’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to donate the money to the funds in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which caused massive damage to the Northeast, but especially to people living in New York and New Jersey.
Some AP staffers lost most of their belongings to the storm. Other staffers have given time and money to help their colleagues or strangers.
Only CWA members are eligible for money from that fund, which provides a subsidy based on losses associated with damage to a primary home. It’s also only applicable to areas where FEMA has declared a disaster.