Teamster Disaster Relief Fund offers support, seeks contributions

The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund recently received an alert for the state of Indiana, which has been ravaged by flooding and winter storms.

Floods swamped Indiana in the first two weeks of January, when an unusual combination of widespread melting ice and snow and approximately nine inches of rain drove some waterways to their highest levels in 70 years in much of the state. The floods destroyed 128 homes.

If you live in the following counties and have suffered a loss, you may be eligible for relief from the fund. The counties are:

Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Davies, Decatur, Delaware, Dubois, Floyd, Fountain, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jay, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vanderburgh, Vermilion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wells and White.

If you have been impacted, please download and fill out the "Request for Help" form by Friday, February 25. For a PDF of the form, go to: http://www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/disasteralert.pdf

The IBT is also asking for contributions to provide assistance to members in Indiana.

Please send a donation to the Fund to ensure everyone who is in need gets support and help. Send your check to:

Contributions are tax deductible.

 

 

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