After the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Floridians have seen flooding, rains, winds and severe destruction to their homes, possessions and livelihoods. “The road to recovery for those affected, including many of our union brothers and sisters and their families, will be long,” reports AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler. In response, the Florida AFL-CIO has reinstated its disaster relief fund for union families and community allies in the state who are struggling after Hurricane Michael. "The funds you donate will help provide gas cards, rebuilding supplies, food, water and other essentials for Florida families in need,” says Shuler. “Working people in Florida need your urgent help. The challenges these workers are facing are serious, and any contribution you can make today—large or small—will make a real difference in the lives of struggling Florida families.”
Click here to read AFL-CIO National Media Manager Carolyn Bobb’s “Dispatches from Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts in Florida” and here for photos of those efforts.