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Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Texas

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 — The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is offering assistance to members living in Texas after severe storms and flooding caused major damage to homes and property on May 26, 2016.

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 Texas counties are eligible to apply: Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller and Washington.

Download the “Request for Help” form here: www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/TX_Disaster_Relief_061416.pdf.

Be sure to include all requested documentation. The deadline for application is July 29, 2016.

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, 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.

Monday, June 27, 2016
bentley@ble-t.org

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