The BAC Disaster Relief Fund
Since it was established in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina, the BAC Disaster Relief Fund has been a welcome source of sustenance for members affected by natural or other disasters. The program is funded through the personal contributions of the IU Executive Board, Local Union/ADC officers, members, signatory contractors, and through IU and Local Union grants.
In light of the damage caused by Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone Sandy, IU President James Boland wants to remind members that the Fund exists "to lend a helping hand to our Brothers and Sisters in need, so please be sure to alert your Local or ADC if you have suffered as a result of the recent storm." At this time, however, if communications with your BAC Local/ADC in some of the hardest hit areas prove difficult, please feel free to connect with the International Union by phone or email (1.888.880.8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org), providing your name, IU member number, a cell phone or email address, and your circumstances, and we'll do everything possible to relay that information to your Local/ADC officers.