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Update: Teamsters expand South Carolina disaster relief efforts

CLEVELAND, October 16 — The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is expanding its relief efforts to members living in South Carolina to include additional counties affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred on October 1, 2015.

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 submit the forms. For questions, contact the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund office at (202) 624-8971.

Members living in the following South Carolina counties are eligible to apply: Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamsburg

Download the revised “Request for Help” form here:
www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/SC_Disaster_Relief_100915.pdf.

Be sure to include all requested documentation. The deadline for application is November 20, 2015.

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 BLET National Division’s website, http://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 Disaster Relief Fund office at the telephone number provided above.

Friday, October 16, 2015
bentley@ble-t.org

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