Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Louisiana, Mississippi

CLEVELAND, September 5 — The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is accepting applications for assistance from members who live in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Isaac caused major damage to homes and property on August 26, 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 one of the following Louisiana parishes are eligible to apply: Ascension, Jefferson Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Bernard, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Tammany

Download Louisiana forms here:

The deadline for application is October 15, 2012.


Members living in one of the following Mississippi counties are eligible to apply: Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River.

Download Mississippi forms here:

The deadline for application is October 15, 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.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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