The Texas AFL-CIO (to which the SIU is affiliated) has set up a relief fund for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
As noted on the federation’s website, “The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO, has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need. Funds are provided to help stabilize situations when issues occur such as natural disasters. While we cannot make anyone whole, the Texas Workers Relief Fund sends a message of solidarity and the knowledge that working people affected by this disaster are supported by Brothers and Sisters across the nation.”
The Seafarers International Union of North America and the Maritime Trades Department have contributed to the fund. Donations may be made online or by mail. The website for the relief fund is:
As further noted on the website, anyone who wants to send a check should make it payable to:
Texas Workers Relief Fund
Memo: Hurricane Harvey
And send to:
P.O. Box 12727
Austin, TX 78711
Seafarers in need of assistance are encouraged to contact the SIU’s Houston hall.
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