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Help CWA Members Devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

CWA President Chris Shelton is urging CWA locals and members to help CWA members and their families in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida, who have suffered devastating damage from recent hurricanes.

Especially hard hit is Puerto Rico, where Hurricane Maria left countless homes damaged or destroyed. Residents are expected to remain without water or power for weeks or months. Communications remain spotty as CWA members work around the clock to restore mobile phone services.

Puerto Rico is home to two CWA locals, Upagra (TNG-CWA 33225) and CWA Local 3010. Local President Luis Benítez reports the 3010 offices are ruined; officers are securing a temporary site to serve as a member assistance center.

There are two ways members can help.

  1. Click here to sign our petition to ask President Trump and Congress to focus their attention on getting critical supplies and support to Puerto Rico as soon as possible.
  2. Donate to the District 3 Disaster Relief Fund at www.cwa-union.org/d3-relief. Every dollar will go directly to assist CWA members in need of shelter, dry clothing, and basic medical supplies. Donations are not tax-deductible.

In addition to the District 3 Disaster Relief Fund, the national CWA Disaster Relief Fund is also helping our members hurt by Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey.

It will take many months for CWA families to recover from these hurricanes and their aftermath. We need everyone's help today to respond to this humanitarian crisis and assist our brothers and sisters.