The past several weeks have seen two devastating hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, strike parts of the country that tens of thousands of AFSCME members call home. All across the South and in Puerto Rico, AFSCME members were among the first to ready their communities for the storms’ landfall. They remained on the ground as the storms raged. They were there in the days after to administer help – caring for the injured, clearing roads, answering desperate phone calls, assisting evacuees and starting to put their cities and towns back together.
Once again, we see that crises like these bring out the best in public service workers. Our AFSCME Sisters and Brothers demonstrated their unflagging commitment to their neighbors. These are the moments when we show what “Never Quit” is all about.
But many of our Sisters and Brothers have also been displaced by these storms, their homes destroyed and their lives upended. The coming weeks and months will be difficult ones for them. We’re asking you to be a part of their recovery effort by making a tax deductible donation to AFSCME’s Fallen Heroes Fund. Please give today. Contributions will help provide immediate aid (like food, water and temporary housing), as well as longer-term efforts to help them rebuild their homes and lives.
AFSCME is always most generous when times are toughest. Please let your fellow members know that we’re all thinking about them and praying for them.