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UNITING TO HELP OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS...

“These are our brothers and sisters.  We are not going to let them down in their time of dire need.”  With these words, IBEW International President Ed Hill set in motion the Brotherhood’s mobilization to help those who have lost homes and jobs as a result of Hurricane Katrina.  The IBEW’s focus will be on its members, but efforts will aid the communities at large and be part of a larger effort to help all affected by the storm and its aftermath.

The IBEW has sent some 72,000 bottles of water to the disaster area to help provide some immediate relief.  But the most practical way that the Brotherhood can help is to raise money.  There are many government and charitable agencies already on the ground trying to serve the immediate needs, including food and shelter, of those displaced by the hurricane.  The IBEW’s relief fund will provide short and long term help to those members and their families who have suffered the greatest losses.  President Hill has dispatched representatives to the affected areas to determine what other help may be needed, and appeals for clothing, tools and other items may be forthcoming.  In the meantime, please do not send food or other items to the IBEW International Office.  We have neither the space nor the means to get such items in the hands of those who need it.

Also important are efforts to help IBEW members and other rebuild their shattered lives by getting back to work to earn a livelihood. President Hill and International Secretary-Treasurer Jon F. Walters sent a letter to all IBEW locals on September 2, 2005 outlining the scope of the needs of our members and informing them of the creation of the IBEW Relief Fund .

Read the September 2 letter to all
IBEW locals... 

This site will be updated regularly to keep you informed on what the IBEW is doing to help and how you can become part of our Brotherhood’s effort to help our own members and their families and communities in the hour of their greatest need.  Local unions surrounding the affected areas are being asked to establish relief centers to reach out to IBEW members needing assistance.

IF YOU ARE AN IBEW MEMBER AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA AND NEED HELP CALL:
866-389-4239

For More Info, send email to: Katrina_Relief@IBEW.org

Send Your Monetary
Donations to:

The IBEW Hurricane Katrina
Relief Fund

Chevy Chase Bank
7501 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
or DONATE By CREDIT CARD

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