Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma Update
Last week’s devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the destruction already caused by Hurricane Irma and the anticipated further destruction as it makes landfall on the mainland of the United States has shown the resilience of our members. Even as they were dealt serious blows personally, they have survived the storms and risen to aid their neighbors and support each other in these times of need. Throughout the nation, Teamsters are lending support, loading truckloads of supplies, volunteering and donating to help those in need. And today, as we brace for Irma’s impact, our brothers and sisters stand strong, shoulder to shoulder to help.
For those who withstood Harvey, we will continue to be with you. For those in the path of Irma, Teamsters everywhere stand ready to help you as well.
This storm is nothing to be toyed with. Follow the suggestions of your local Emergency Management officials. If you can get out…DO IT NOW. If you can’t…make sure you keep in touch with family and friends outside the storm area. There are several phone apps that will allow you to do so even if cell towers are down.
Secure your homes and family as much as possible. It goes without saying that everything that you own is replaceable. You and your family are not.
The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is there to help you in this time of need. Please contact your Local for information and an application. For all Teamsters who want to contribute to the fund, you may do so, here.
To all our brothers and sisters and your families; who survived Harvey and are in the path of Irma, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, stay safe.