To all Union Activists:
The flooding devastation across our beautiful state is a pressing concern to the Nebraska State AFL-CIO. Our members have been impacted and we want you to know that we are here to help! We have been collecting information for a Resource Guide which outlines where your members can turn for assistance. See the attached Resource Guide. We ask that you identify your local members affected by the flooding so that you can connect them to the resources they need. Also, attached is a form you can use when collecting information about your affected members. Please copy and share this information with the Nebraska State AFL-CIO so that we can better identify affected members and ensure they are getting the resources they need.
Unfortunately, the flooding will be continuing for weeks to come. We are hearing that Union members are generous and want to help! There are organized labor projects being finalized to assist in the massive clean up efforts. The Omaha Federation of Labor, Lincoln Central Labor Union and the Central Nebraska Central Labor Union will be collecting cleaning supplies over the next several weeks. Supply delivery to affected communities and clean-up assistance projects are being planned via the area Federations, please join your Local Federation with this huge endeavor. A poster with all the information will be sent very soon. If your Local Union has begun a Disaster Relief project, please share it with us so we can report the good work that you are doing.
We have had members inquire as to how can they safely donate money to a dependable site. United Way Midlands has set up a Text to Give for flood relief. 100% of every donation to the Nebraska/Iowa Flood Relief Fund will be directed to nonprofit programs meeting people's needs for emergency shelter, food and more. Donors will have the opportunity to direct their gift to a specific community within Nebraska or Iowa. You can text FLOODRELIEF (all caps, no space) to 41444 or visit: https://bit.ly/2CqmEeZ to donate now.
Thank you for your assistance during these trying times, together we will be strong for our members and the working families of Nebraska. I look forward to hearing from you as we collective go forward.