Our sisters and brothers in SEIU Texas, the Workers United Southwest Regional Joint Board, National Conference of Firemen and Oilers-32BJ/ SEIU and SEIU Local 1000 are among the millions of people impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
It’s times like this when being united with two million members in a strong union matters. We must use our power in numbers to provide support and relief for our brothers and sisters in Texas and continue to fight climate change that scientists have linked to the frequency and intensity of “un-natural disasters” across the country.
When Hurricane Harvey hit my neighborhood last Friday night, the air pressure rattled the doors and windows to my home so hard that I was worried the wind would break through. My husband, Ambrose, and I have been taking care of our two teenage daughters and an elderly family friend, and the situation is still scary.
It has been one big scavenger hunt for supplies. Some stores here are open but don’t have much to sell. I want to keep my family as comfortable as possible, but I’m worried about the shortage of gas and that the demand for generators and food could make things very difficult for us. – Janet Fonseca, SEIU Texas
SEIU members can contribute to SEIU’s Disaster Relief Fund, which will focus on providing relief and assistance to our members, their families and working people impacted by the storm.
Contributions to the SEIU Disaster Relief Fund are not tax deductible.