Teamsters offer Sandy disaster relief assistance in Rhode Island

CLEVELAND, November 20 — The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is accepting applications for assistance from members who live in Rhode Island after Superstorm Sandy caused major damage to homes and property on October 29, 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 Rhode Island’s Newport or Washington counties are eligible to apply.

Download “request for help” form here:

The deadline for application is January 31, 2013.


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.

This alert follows previously announced Superstorm Sandy-related notices for Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, which 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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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