The IAM Community Services Department reports that close to $100,000 in donated IAM disaster relief funds have been used to help IAM members impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
“Thank you to all IAM members who have donated and their continued support for their fellow brothers and sisters in need,” said IAM Community Services Director Charlie Micallef. “Thanks to your generosity, hundreds of IAM members are that much closer to rebuilding their lives and bringing closure to this devastating tragedy.”
Republicans in Congress are delaying relief for Sandy victims, so more help is needed to keep IAM members in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania afloat. As part of the IAM response to the storm, the IAM Disaster Relief Fund continues its urgent call for donations that can be quickly made available to IAM members and their families. The fund relies solely on contributions from fellow IAM members and Lodges.
To make a contribution in any amount, please write a check to the “IAM Disaster Relief Fund” and mail it to: IAM Community Services Department, 9000 Machinists Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2687.
To apply for help, IAM members in good standing must obtain a disaster relief form from their Local Lodge and follow the procedures outlined on the form. Lodges can request forms from the IAM Community Services Department by phone 301-967-3433, fax 301-967-3427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.