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IBEW Unity Fund to Help Sandy Victims


December 10, 2012

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More than 70,000 IBEW members across the Northeast live in Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster zones. Many are facing tens of thousands of dollars in damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and the resulting flooding. Some are without a home all together.


That’s why the IBEW is tapping its Unity Fund – first set up last year to help working families stand up against anti-worker attacks in Wisconsin and Ohio – to help members rebuild their homes and lives.

Says International President Edwin D. Hill:

This is what solidarity is all about – not a hand out but a helping hand to get our brothers and sisters back on their feet. As we approach the holiday season, we’re calling on all our members to step up and help those in need.

Third District International Representative Wyatt Earp, who is working to identify members affected throughout New Jersey, says he’s met many members who are facing the holidays without a home.

Says Earp:

For a lot of coastal residents, their entire first floor was flooded, making many of them pretty much inhabitable. Others are facing some major repairs, and will have to gut much of their house to clean up the mold and water damage.

Earp says in addition to raising funds and identifying members in need, local unions and signatory contractors have teamed up to set up emergency house repair hotlines for members.


If you would like to make a donation:


Click here to use your credit card


Please make checks payable to IBEW Unity Fund (memo line Sandy) and mail them to:

IBEW Unity Fund

900 Seventh St. N.W

Washington, D.C., 20001


*Please note that donations to the IBEW Sandy Relief Fund are not
tax deductible for individual federal income tax purposes.*

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