As the extreme weather continues to affect families in Texas, the TWU leadership has met to outline an action plan to best support our brothers and sisters in the area. Working with Houston-based International Administrative Vice President John Bland, State Conferences, and all our Texas-area locals, we are committed to securing our members’ immediate safety, assessing where the greatest needs lie, and identifying the most effective ways our union can support recovery efforts and help distribute aid directly to our members who need it. Mr. Bland is on the ground in Houston and will oversee efforts to ensure every affected TWU member in the area receives the aid they need.
While the destruction remains ongoing, we continue to be in touch with groups on the ground to gauge where the TWU can be most helpful in light of limited access and widespread devastation.
To start, the union has established a GoFundMe account to support victims, and has donated $50,000 to this relief fund. If you would like to make a contribution to this fund, please click here or follow this link: https://www.gofundme.com/twu-of-america-hurricane-relief.
If you prefer to make an offline donation, you can mail a check or money order to:
TWU of America Disaster Relief Fund
c/o Gary Maslanka, Secretary-Treasurer
501 3rd Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20001