Council 62: AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund is Standing By

Council 62: AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund is Standing By

Getting help from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief FundWe know that disasters can change lives forever. While we can’t stop destructive events from happening, we can, as a Union, assist our members with their recovery. AFA established the disaster relief fund after September 11th to assist our members whose lives were placed in harms way. 

AFA members whose primary residence is in a presidentially declared disaster area and who have suffered damage and/or dislocation as a result, are eligible for $200.00 from the AFA Disaster Relief Fund.  It is a gift made possible by the generosity of your fellow union sisters and brothers. Upon receipt of a request, AFA funds will be distributed by order of eligible application until funds are exhausted.

Attached is the application for the AFA Disaster Relief Fund. Eligibility for the fund will be determined immediately in the days following Sandy when the President declares disaster relief assistance for individuals by state and county (parish). If you have your primary residence in those areas, you will be eligible for the fund. AFA will be posting those eligible areas as soon and as often as they are identified. If you have any questions about how to apply for this fund, please call the AFA International EAP office at 1-800-424-2406 or email Heather Healy at This application can be faxed to 202-434-1411. A completed application can also scanned and sent by email to Heather Healy at the above email address. If you don’t have a scanner, send an email to Heather Healy with all of the information requested on this form. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

Please visit our Other Disaster Resources link for a listing of other sources of assistance. If you have any questions about disaster relief, please contact the International AFA EAP Department at 1-800-424-2406.

How You Can Help:

Donate Online to the AFA Disaster Relief Fund  (Mastercard & Visa)

You may also donate by check. Please make your contribution by check  payable to the AFA Disaster Relief Fund.

Checks should be mailed to:

Kevin Creighan
501 Third Street NW
Washington DC  20001

100% of the funds contribution will go directly to impacted flight attendants in the form of cash assistance.

Joey Guider, President
Continental Local Executive Council 62