The Disaster Relief Fund is open to all members who have a primary residence in a zone declared a Disaster Area by the President of the U.S. Puerto Rico had originally been declared a federal disaster area, and now seven counties in North carolina have been added to the list. (Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico, and Tyrrell)
We know that disasters can change lives in so many ways. While we can’t stop destructive events like Hurricane Irene from happening, we can, as a Union, assist you in your recovery effort. AFA established a disaster fund after September 11th to aid our members who were placed in harms way. AFA members whose primary residence is in a federally-declared disaster area, and who have suffered financial loss and/or dislocation, are eligible for $200.00 from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund. It is a gift made possible by the generosity of you fellow union sisters and brothers with AFA.
Here is the application that you are required to complete to be considered for AFA Disaster Relief Funds. If you have any questions about the application process, please call the International EAP office at 1-800-424-2406.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Veda Shook, International President
Sara Nelson, International Vice-President
Kevin Creighan, International Secretary-Treasurer