Several months ago, our members donated over $200 at a General Meeting to assist IBEW sisters and brothers affected by Hurricane Sandy. Below is a letter from International President Hill:
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
It has been a little over three months since Superstorm Sandy devastated the Northeast region of the United States. In addition, the area has been hit with severe winter storms. The International has been working diligently to identify IBEW members that are in need of assistance due to the destruction of their homes. Over 700 of our union sisters and brothers have been verified to be in need of relief. Unfortunately, the number continues to grow.
Now that we have a better summation of our members with hardship, we again are asking for donations to the IBEW Unity Fund. If you have not already done so, we ask you to consider making a contribution from your local union.
Please make all checks payable to the IBEW Unity Fund, indicating "Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fund" in the memo portion. Individual members may also contribute to the fund, either by check or electronically. A link has been set up on the IBEW website to accept donations from individuals under the Super Sandy Relief Fund to make a donation by credit card.
Thank you in advance for standing together with our union family in their time of need.
With best wishes, I am
Edwin D. Hill