|St. Petersburg, Fla., tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Debby by Oriana Sofia|
We help them get back on their feet when they're hit by a natural disaster.
The Teamster Disaster Relief Fund is available to Florida Teamsters who were hurt by Tropical Storm Debby last month. The storm sent thousands of people fleeing from floodwaters. Parts of Florida got two feet of rain. As Reuters reported,
Debby spawned tornadoes that killed a woman, badly injured a child and wrecked homes in central Florida in rural Highlands County on Sunday. Florida's coastal Pinellas County was also hit hard, with flooding in some areas and at least 20 houses with roofs that were partially or fully blown off during a tornado-like storm...Flash flood warnings were in effect for many areas and emergency managers cautioned that inland flooding was linked to more than half the deaths from tropical cyclones in the United States over the last 30 years.Teamsters and their families who suffered property loss due to Debby in 14 counties can get help from the fund. For 21 years it has provided relief to Teamsters affected by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tornadoes. The Teamster Disaster Relief Fund depends on the donations from local unions and affiliates.
Oh, and "THUG" stands for "Those Helpful Union Guys (and Gals)."