OUR NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24TH, 2015
Knights of Columbus
1000 Marcus Ave. New Hyde Park, NY
We begin at 7:30pm
At this time we are scheduling Guest Speakers,
check back soon for their names.
(ps: The RMA Dues Notices are going out now, check your mailbox and send them in ASAP)
ZADROGA BILL UPDATE
(click here to go to our Health Care Page)
Call Barasch & McGarry to learn your rights:
[The Zadroga Fund Closes in 2016]
Dominique Penson, from the Barasch McGarry,
Salzman and Penson Law Firm spoke to us about the VCF. He was very informative.
He told us that initially the VCF was funded with
20 Billion Dollars, but only 6 billion was paid out.
The difference was returned to Congress
and the Fund closed in 2003. Originally,
Cancer was not covered
but eventually that all changed.
Barasch McGarry, along with Kreindler & Kreindler, fought hard to get many cancers recognized.
They lobbied Congress to re-open the VCF.
Now 67 types of cancer are covered, with the latest ones being: Pancreatic, Cervix, Testicular and Brain.
For a list of the Cancers covered go to:
If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed
with the Cancers covered please call them at:
1-877-WTC-0911 or 1-800-331-2782
Our Brothers Need Help Getting to Their
Treatment Centers-Volunteers Needed:
"Transportation" for retired members that have to go to the hospital or their doctor's office can be provided by
The Fire Family Transport Foundation with their many vans. These vans will be located
at the following locations:
Fort Totten, Staten Island, Brentwood & Middletown.
Volunteers may also use their own vehicles.
To volunteer, contact Chris Garcia at (212) 570-1693,
or by e-mail: email@example.com
FRIENDS OF FIREFIGHTERS EXPANDS SERVICES:
Counseling Sessions have expanded to Queens,
Brooklyn and Staten Island as well as Manhattan.
Acupuncture in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Massage Therapy available at $25.00 per hour.
Coming Soon: Internet Counseling Program,
and a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, accessible from anywhere.
Other services include financial guidance, yoga,
college scholarships, peer support,
and a support group for wives, girlfriends,
and partners of FDNY Families
F o F has helped over 500 Families since "Sandy".
For further information call (718) 643-0980
or E-mail them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below to go to their website: