First Selectman Michael Tetreau announced Friday, Nov. 9, that the Town of Fairfield has partnered with Operation Hope to launch a disaster relief fund for Fairfield residents affected by Storm Sandy.
The Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund has been established to collect charitable tax-deductible contributions for distribution to Fairfield residents who have been impacted by Storm Sandy. The fund has been set up for monetary donations only.
Any individual or organization wishing to make a financial contribution may do so in the following ways:
• By check: Make checks payable to OH-FFLD Storm Sandy RF or OH-FFLD Storm Sandy and indicate the donation is for the Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at Operation Hope’s administrative office at 636 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.
• Pay by credit card: Go online to www.operationhopect.org and click on the donate link at the top of the page. When making an online contribution, please indicate that your donation is to be used for the Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund in the drop-down box on the right-hand side of the webpage.
• Cash donations: Cash contributions are being accepted at Operation Hope (636 Old Post Road); receipts will be provided.
• Gift certificates can be mailed to or made in person at Operation Hope at the 636 Old Post Road address.
Contributions to this fund are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law for all 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations. Contribution acknowledgement letters will be provided for IRS purposes.
Fairfield residents who need financial assistance due to Storm Sandy are encouraged to visit or call Operation Hope at 203-292-5588, ext. 232, to obtain applications. A joint Town of Fairfield and Operation Hope committee will review and approve applications for financial assistance.
“The Town of Fairfield is pleased to offer this program to our citizens and is thankful that Operation Hope has partnered with us to provide a secure and appropriate mechanism for anyone wishing to make donations to help our fellow citizens affected by Storm Sandy,” Tetreau said. “This critical fund is one way people can make a difference in helping our Fairfield neighbors through this difficult time.”
“We are grateful for the opportunity to help our neighbors in need at this time,” Operation Hope Executive Director Carla Miklos said.
Donations sent to this fund will only be used for Fairfield residents.