One Of The Benefits Of CSEA: Financial help in times of need

CSEA has established several ways to help those who suffered a financial loss due to a natural disaster or other misfortune.


CSEA’s Disaster Assistant Program provides up to $2,500 to individual members for large-scale disasters. The Humanitarian Fund provides financial assistance to members who suffer hardship due to circumstances beyond their control. These programs are part of the Dorothy Bjork Assistance Fund, which is funded by voluntary member donations.

“Whether by contributing to our assistance fund or physically going out and helping their colleagues rebuild their lives, our members always support one another,” Association President Michael Bilbrey said.




The Orange Field Office is holding a raffle for a gift basket to help raise funds to support the Dorothy Bjork Assistance Fund. The Dorothy Bjork Assistance Fund provides financial relief to members. Support for the Dorothy Bjork Assistance Fund doesn’t come from union dues—it relies solely on donations from our CSEA family.

Dorothy Bjork, Association President from 1984 to 1986, adopted the theme “We are Family” and led the union’s first disaster relief effort, which helped scores of members recover from devastating floods in Northern California. Today, her legacy lives on, as CSEA members’ donations and volunteer efforts help hundreds of other members recover from natural disasters and personal crises.

Your Labor Relations Representative will have raffle tickets on hand so that you may purchase some tickets for a chance to win this beautiful basket full of goodies and support our “family” members that need help at the same time.

The Dorothy Bjork Disaster Relief Fund Raffle Basket

♦ $100.00 Gift Card to Red Robin
♦ Pair of Disneyland Tickets
♦ 2 Premiere Regal Movie Tickets
♦ $15.00 Starbucks Gift Card
♦ 1lb See’s Candy Certificate
♦ Coca Cola Commemorative Tin
♦ Commemorative Coca Cola Straw
♦ 6 Pack of Coca Cola in Commemorative Bottles
♦ Popcomoplis Popcorn, and may other snacks

Tickets and Cost

1  »  $1.00

5  »  $3.00

10  »  $5.00

25 »   $10.00

The tickets will be on sale until Saturday, January 30, 2015.

winner need not be present to win

The winner will be drawn at the close of the Officers Skills Training.

If you or a fellow CSEA member could benefit from financial assistance to get through a hardship caused by a natural disaster or other mishap, contact the chapter’s leadership or visit for more information or to apply for assistance.
Support for the Dorothy Bjork Assistance Fund doesn’t come from union dues—it relies solely on donations from our CSEA family. If you would like to make a donation, call CSEA Member Benefits at 866-ITS-CSEA (866-487-2732).