Trecker) who published a memo to all AAGW members (6-17-54) in which they assured group workers that they would be "blanketed in" to NASW and explained why the merger was good for them.
Just as the era of The Group was ending, AAGW president Harleigh Trecker pulled together some of the most significant contributions to the journal since 1939 and published them in a book, Group Work: Foundations & Frontiers (Trecker, 1955).
At the time of the merger of these organizations into NASW, the membership of AAGW was 2,846 representing 44 chapter in major cities, a small minority of the larger social work membership of around 22,000.
The minutes of an AAGW Executive Committee Meeting at the time of the merger (1-13-55, NASW: AAGW Collection, folder 812, SWHA), underscored how important it would be for the new group work section in the larger NASW organization to continue relationships with allied professions.
In short, the merger of AAGW into the new, unifying organization, NASW, shifted the focus of group work away from social reform, community building and a more radical group work.
We know that the Red Cross reaches out to families who live in apartments, especially when disasters such as fires strike," said Jennifer Goetzinger, AAGW Board member and Public Relations Chair.
In 2006, there were seven apartment fires that affected the residents of AAGW local members.
AAGW also supports the Red Cross Project Comfort program, which benefits family service clients who need help with rent and utilities because they have experienced an emergency, such as layoff or a medical problem that has left their budget too short to pay bills.
AAGW collects items such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, baby wipes and personal hygiene items for clients.