General President Sellers updates SMART members on relief efforts

General President Sellers updates SMART members on relief efforts on behalf of all SMART members affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.  This includes:

  • the dispersal of approximately $500,000 (to date) in cash and material relief contributions to affected sheet metal and transportation members;
  • an immediate mobilization of volunteer members and local unions across the U.S. and Canada to deliver needed material to affected members (Thus includes box fans, dehumidifiers, bleach, food and diapers among other items);
  • SASMI trustees came together to allowed the Plan to make a special benefit payment to members who lost wages due to Hurricane Harvey and then a week later Irma. The resolution allowed SASMI to make a benefit payable for up to 40 hours of pay. At least $168,480 was paid to 179 members , and;
  • A dedicated grief and trauma counselor for affected SMART members at (877) 884-6227.

For further updates regarding our disaster relief efforts, visit our disaster relief page.  Please contact your Business Manager or General Chairman immediately if you have suffered a loss or been affected by either Hurricane Irma or Harvey.

 

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