Letter from Director Ruben Garza - Our Brothers and Sisters Need Your Help



August 29, 2017


Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Once again District 13 is being affected by a natural disaster, this one caused by Hurricane Harvey.  The flooding rains associated with this Hurricane on the Texas Gulf Coast is causing many of our members to suffer significant losses, and at this time is continuing to cause flooding across this area of Texas.

We will, as in the past, help out as much as we can and in the coming days try to see what the needs of the members and their families are.  We are asking for Locals not affected to consider sending donations.  Monetary donations can be sent to Jordy Richardson, Secretary/Treasurer of the District 13 Council, with a notation that it is for USW District 13 Disaster Relief Victims and mail to:

USW District 13 Council
P.O. Box 490
Gonzales, LA 70737

In the past whether it was hurricanes or tornadoes the members and Locals of District 13 and throughout the USW when asked have responded to help their fellow Union Brothers and Sisters in needWe are asking once again that those not affected please consider sending a donation.  You can also send donations to the USW Charitable Fund.  Donations can be made payable and mailed to the following:

United Steelworkers Charitable and Educational Fund
60 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Money can be raised through plant gate collections or from the Local’s General Fund.  The need is now so please treat this as urgently as possible and keep in mind it could be you or your Local in the future asking for assistance. Please let’s help our Brothers, Sisters, and their families in their time of need.


In Solidarity,


Ruben Garza                                                 John H. Link, Jr.
       Director                                                  Assistant to the Director


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