Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Florida

CLEVELAND, July 13 — The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is accepting applications for assistance from members who live in Florida after tropical storms caused major damage to homes and property on June 23, 2012.

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.

Members living in the following Florida counties are eligible to apply: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Franklin, Hernaudo, Highlands, Nassau, Pasco, Pinellas, Suwannee, Union and Wakulla.

Download forms here:

The deadline for application is August 31, 2012.


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,

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.

Friday, July 13, 2012

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