Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Hundreds of wildfires are now burning across California, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. California School Employees Association (CSEA) President Ben Valdepeña shared how the union is reaching out to its members to contribute through the CSEA Assistance Fund at CSEA.com/Assistance to help fellow union members who are tragically losing their homes. “I want all of you to know that we are here for you,” Valdepeña told CSEA members in a video message. “This is what a union is all about. We are here for each other, to help pick us up when we fall, to help overcome obstacles and to succeed.”