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Teamsters offer Sandy disaster relief assistance in New York, New Jersey; Revised deadline for Connecticut

CLEVELAND, November 5 — The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is accepting applications for assistance from members who live in New York and New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy caused major damage to homes and property on October 29, 2012. Also, the deadline to apply for previously-announced benefits in the state of Connecticut has been extended by 30 days.

Available from the BLET website are Teamster “Disaster Relief Alert Notices” and “request for help” forms. If you live in the affected area and experienced a loss due to this FEMA-declared major disaster, please download and fill out the forms. For questions, contact the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund office at (202) 624-8971.

NEW YORK

Members living in one of the following New York counties are eligible to apply: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond or Suffolk.

Download “request for help” form here:
www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/NY_disaster_relief_110212.pdf

The deadline for application is January 31, 2013.

NEW JERSEY

Members living in one of the following New Jersey counties are eligible to apply: Atlantic City, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean or Union.

Download “request for help” form here:
www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/NJ_disaster_relief_110112.pdf

The deadline for application is January 31, 2013.

CONNECTICUT

Announced previously, members living in one of the following Connecticut counties are eligible to apply: Fairfield, Mashantucket, Pequot Indian Reservation, Middlesex, New Haven or New London.

Download “request for help” form here:
www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/CT_disaster_relief_110212.pdf

Following original publication of the Connecticut notice last week, the deadline for application has been extended. The old deadline for application was December 28, 2012. The new deadline is January 31, 2013.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD

To help increase awareness of this valuable benefit, members who live and work in the affected areas are asked to print and post these Disaster Relief Notices at their places of work.

Previous notices are archived on the National Division’s website, www.ble-t.org/disaster.

Also, members are advised that the BLET National Division does not administer this program. Questions regarding the application process, pending applications or other inquiries should be directed to the Teamsters Human Rights Commission at the telephone number provided above.

Monday, November 5, 2012
bentley@ble-t.org

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