Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Oklahoma

CLEVELAND, May 30 — The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is accepting applications for assistance from members who live in Oklahoma after severe storms, tornadoes and flooding caused major damage to homes and property on May 18, 2013.

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 Oklahoma counties are eligible to apply: Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie.

Download the “Request for Help” form here:

Be sure to include all requested documentation. The deadline for application is July 12, 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. Previous notices are archived on the BLET 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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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