Frequently Asked Questions

What is Friend to Friend Network?

The Friend to Friend Network is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization created in July 2004 to help Union Pacific employees, retirees and their families (spouses and children) in time of need. Over the years the charity has helped those that have suffered major tragedies including weather disasters, major health problems, fires and evacuations from the family home. The Union Pacific Friend to Friend Network is run by active and retired employees of the Union Pacific Railroad. 100% of the donations collected go directly to the railroad families in need

What can Friends do for you?

The Friend to Friend Network provides monetary benefits to active and retired employees, their spouses and children who have suffered health or dwelling-related tragedies. The Friend to Friend Network does not provide monetary benefits in cases of financial need that are not directly related to a health or dwelling-related tragedy.

How can people contribute to the Friend to Friend Network?

Any individual or organization can contribute by cash or check. Active Union Pacific employees can take advantage of payroll deduction for their monthly contributions. Anyone who is not an active employee, including retirees and spouses, can take advantage of online banking and bill pay to make one time or monthly donations to the Friend to Friend Network. Members of Union Pacific’s political action committee, the Fund for Effective Government (FFEG), are able to designate Friend to Friend as their matching gift recipient.

All donations to Friend to Friend Network are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Can you use the Friend to Friend Network more than once?

We will not repeat donation of funds for the same request. We will donate again for something new that might come up to the same person or family.

Who would not be eligible?

Any employee that has been terminated or quit the railroad, anyone making a false claim to the Friend to Friend Network.

Are donations tax deductible?


How do I make a donation?


Where to send donations:

Friend to Friend Network
c/o Richard Baldwin, Treasurer
303 Pickwicket Dr
Conway, AR 72034