The recent government shutdown provided a perfect example of the need for the Community Services Agency’s Emergency Assistance Fund, which provided critical assistance to federal workers in a financial crunch. CSA Executive Director Sonte DuCote participated in a Combined Federal Campaign presentation yesterday at the Census Bureau, speaking with members of AFGE Local 2782 and other Census Bureau employees about CSA’s role in aiding area workers. "The Combined Federal Campaign provides opportunities for federal workers to contribute to CSA and other organizations responding to community needs,” DuCote explained. “Through its Emergency Assistance Fund, CSA helps workers stay in their homes, keep the lights on and food on their tables," DuCote said. In addition to the huge impact on federal workers, DuCote noted that since the extended government shutdown took place during the workplace giving season, “the number of workplace giving events was reduced, and we are working hard to make up for lost time." Members interested in contributing to CSA through workplace giving campaigns can use the following designation numbers: Combined Federal Campaign: 19579. United Way and DC One Fund: 8253. Click here to learn more about CSA.
photo: AFGE Local 2782 president Johnny Zuagar and Sonte DuCote; photo by David Bonilla