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Disaster Relief

Union Plus Offers Help for Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program1.

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to eligible participants of one of the following programs:


Quilt brings in $4,240 for disaster relief

JoBeth Allison displays the quilt she made to support the Disaster Relief Fund. At left is Director of Health and Safety Services Mark Garrett.

JoBeth Allison crafts unique fund raiser

JOBETH ALLISON, wife of Local 69 (Little Rock, Arkansas) BM-ST Rodney Allison, used her quilt-making skills for an especially good cause – raising money for the Boilermakers’ Disaster Relief Fund. To create the quilt, she contacted construction lodges throughout the Southeast Section and requested T-shirts specific to each lodge. Then she worked the T’s into the quilt design. She also used T-shirts from MOST and the Southeast Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Locals  L-69
Reporter  V56N2

Louisiana flooding drives Howell family from home

Anthony Howell’s home, left, during the August 2016 flood.

Disaster relief fund helps members recover

IT WAS STILL dark at Anthony (Cornbread) Howell’s home in Albany, Louisiana, one rainy morning this past August when he was awakened by pounding on his front door. An anxious neighbor told him she had water coming into her house. Historic rains had been drenching the state, and in Livingston Parish, where Howell lives, more than 31 inches fell in 15 hours.

Reporter  V55N4

IBB seeks donations as wildfires ravage Alberta

Fort McMurray residents evacuating along Highway 63 as the fire encroaches on the area.  Wikipedia/DarrenRD

Union supports Canadian Red Cross, disaster relief fund

THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD of Boilermakers is appealing to members across North America to contribute to relief funds in response to the devastating northern Alberta wildfire that has ravaged the city of Fort McMurray and much of the surrounding area.

More than 80,000 people were forced to evacuate the community, and thousands of oil sands workers were forced to leave the area as refineries shut down as a precaution.

Reporter  V55N2

Support the L-D331 flood relief fund

THE WORST FLOODING in Alberta’s recorded history brought devastation to the region this past summer with estimated losses of $5 billion (Canadian) and more than 100,000 people displaced. Boilermaker members from Local D331 (Exshaw) and Local 146 (Edmonton) have suffered substantial damages to their homes, automobiles, and other property. Some still cannot return to their homes.

L-D331 has set up a relief fund to help their members, and the International disaster fund has contributed $10,000 in assistance.

Locals  L-146, L-D331

Retiree appreciates Hurricane Sandy support

Just a note of thanks to all Brotherhood members who made it possible for those of us who suffered damage from [Hurricane] Sandy to help us out in rebuilding our homes.

Thanks from a 65-year member and a 22-year retiree.

Frank Segalla Sr.
Local 28 [Newark, N.J.]

Locals  L-28
Reporter  V52N1

L-28 thanks Brotherhood for Sandy relief

LOCAL 28 (Newark, N.J.) issued a letter Jan. 16 acknowledging the support received from members in response to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated areas of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic last October.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members in our great organization for your concern and support for the members affected by Hurricane Sandy. As you know, this storm left much destruction in its wake.

Locals  L-28

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

Please help Boilermaker families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Make your donation to:

“Brotherhood Disaster Fund”
President’s Office
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
753 State Avenue, Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101

Reporter  V51N4

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