September 26, 2017
Dear local leaders,
Our CWA sisters and brothers need immediate help in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Florida, all of which suffered devastating damage from recent hurricanes.
Especially hard hit is Puerto Rico, where Hurricane Irma left countless homes damaged or destroyed. Residents are expected to remain without water or power for weeks or months. Communications remain spotty as CWA members work around the clock to restore mobile phone services.
Puerto Rico is home to two CWA locals, Upagra (TNG-CWA 33225) and CWA Local 3010. Local President Luis Benítez reports the 3010 offices are ruined; officers are securing a temporary site to serve as a member assistance center.
Every dollar donated to the District 3 disaster relief fund will go directly to assist CWA members in need of shelter, dry clothing and basic medical supplies.
Donate online at: www.cwa-union.org/d3-relief
Online donations are preferred. However, checks may be made out to the "CWA D3 Disaster Relief," designated for "Hurricane Relief" and mailed to:
D3 Disaster Relief Fund
CWA District 3
Donations are not tax-deductible.
The national CWA Disaster Relief Fund also will help our members hurt by Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey.
It will take many months for CWA families to recover from these hurricances and their aftermath. We need everyone's help today to respond to this humanitarian crisis and assist our brothers and sisters.
Christopher M. Shelton