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Teamsters expand disaster relief assistance in Florida

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 24 — The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is offering assistance to members living in Florida regarding Hurricane Matthew, which caused major damage to homes and property beginning on October 3, 2016. This is in addition to Disaster Relief efforts previously announced regarding Hurricane Hermine.

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 Florida counties are eligible to apply: Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia.

Download the “Request for Help” form here: www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/FL_Disaster_Relief_101816.pdf .

Be sure to include all requested documentation. The deadline for application is December 31, 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, October 24, 2016
bentley@ble-t.org

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