The Delta Pilots Furlough and Emergency Relief Fund (FERF) was created in 1993 in response to the first Delta pilot furlough. The fund exists to help fellow pilot brothers and sisters who face severe financial hardship due to furlough, family emergency, natural disaster, or other serious events. Financial aid requests are submitted via an application and reviewed by a committee of Delta pilots. If approved, financial assistance is given in the form of an interest free loan, or in some cases, a financial grant. As the FERF was NOT set up as a 501(c) organization, a new 501(c) Fund has been created - The Delta Pilots Furlough, Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (FEDR). This new FEDR Fund will allow donors to make tax deductible donations to the fund as allowed by law. Existing funds from the old FERF will continue to be paid out while new donations will go into the new FEDR Fund. An application for aid will be an application to both Funds.
Delta Pilots Furlough, Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund