At the recent SEA Council Meeting, members held an impromptu 50-50 raffle to benefit fellow SEIU members in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are still feeling the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. As usual, SEA members rose to the occasion and quickly raised about $200 for the effort.
The winner of the raffle was Gerry Haney. In an act of selflessness, Gerry donated his winnings back to the Hurricane Sandy victims.
This act is doubly impressive, as Gerry took an early retirement from his position at the NH Dept. of Corrections because of medical issues. Gerry’s medical bills represent a substantial strain on his budget due to reduced benefits under the NH retiree medical insurance plan for members younger than 65.
Despite his own pressing needs, Gerry chose to return the money to unknown members of our extended union family. We applaud your generosity, Gerry!