Tag: disaster relief

Local 1178 Retiree Devotes Life to Disaster Relief

“I get the blessing” It’s about church in your life and in your heart, says Local 1178 retiree Jody Bratcher. After retiring 10 years ago, the 70-year-old former FCA Chicago Parts Depot worker has devoted her life to what’s in her heart — a desire to serve the Lord by helping victims of natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. The Benton, Kentucky, resident has traveled the country with the North American Mission Board and Send Relief to partner with the American Red Cross to provide food, cleanup assistance and a shoulder to cry on for families in shock who lost ... Read more

UAW Members Going to Puerto Rico to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Maria

UAW members from across the country are scheduled to fly to Puerto Rico to help in disaster relief efforts on the island, the union announced Tuesday. UAW members will leave Newark, New Jersey, today on a plane donated by United Airlines. Conditions on the island remain harsh, but our members are excited to go and help our fellow Americans in the commonwealth. Volunteers are prepared for a two-week commitment on the island and will stay at the San Juan Coliseum. “Every one of our members who volunteered are ready, willing and able to do whatever they can to help, wherever ... Read more

UAW Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico desperately need our help

Our UAW Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico desperately need our help – and they need it now. Our UAW members living on the Island — and Puerto Rican families of UAW members here — are facing horrific conditions resulting from hurricane Maria. There is no electricity. Many people have no food or water. There is a serious shortage of fuel and barely any cell phone service. Much of the country is inaccessible because roads and bridges are impassable. Hospital generators are lacking the fuel necessary to operate 24 hours a day. The situation is dire, and the expectation is ... Read more

Hurricane Irma relief effort at Florida House on Capitol Hill

CONTACT: Jordan Pic/ Manager of Operations Florida House on Capitol Hill Phone:  202-546-1555 or email:  jordan.pic@floridahousedc.org Connie Parker/Director of Stewardship and Government Relations Pure Fishing Phone:  703-624-1811 or email csparker@purefishing.com Washington, D.C. – Florida House on Capitol Hill and our friends at Pure Fishing and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) are organizing an effort to collect and transport supplies for the Hurricane Irma relief effort. Florida House will collect items from Tuesday, September 12th until Friday, September 15th. The items will depart Washington, D.C. for Orlando, FL on Saturday, September 16th. The Florida Division of Emergency Management and Volunteer Florida have ... Read more

Donate to the Texas Workers Relief Fund

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, workers are coming together to rebuild in Southeast Texas. The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO, has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need. Funds are provided to help stabilize situations when issues occur such as natural disasters. How to Help: Please donate to this fund in order to further promote the wellbeing of working Texans and their families. Workers Assistance Program, Inc. proudly operates this fund in conjunction with the Texas AFL-CIO. DONATE

Union Plus May Help Eligible Members Impacted by Floods in North Carolina

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the recent deadly floods that struck North Carolina, you may be eligible for financial assistance.1 Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to eligible members who have a Union Plus Credit Card2, Union Plus Life or Accidental Death Insurance, Union Plus Auto Insurance, or Union Plus Mortgage. Participants who live in the following counties may be eligible:  Beaufort Bertie Bladen Columbus Cumberland Edgecombe Greene Harnett Hoke Johnston Lenoir Nash Pitt Robeson Sampson Wayne Wilson The money does not have to be repaid. The ... Read more