The barrage of F5 tornados that tore across several southern states on April 27 may be receding from the public’s attention, but the work to repair those communities is only beginning. In Alabama alone, more than 170 people were killed, thousands injured and entire neighborhoods destroyed.
The IAM is issuing an appeal for donations to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund, which will be distributed directly to IAM families on the basis of need. Sadly, at least one IAM member suffered the loss of a family member during the storms.
Checks in any amount should be made payable to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund and sent to the IAM Retirees, Community & Membership Services Department, 9000 Machinists Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Any questions can be directed to Charlie Micallef, Director of the IAM Retirees, Community & Membership Services Department at 301-967-3433 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.