Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Working People Respond to Hurricane Idalia

Union members unload supplies as part of recovery efforts.

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

But union members also are affected by hurricanes, and we respond by taking care of each other. While many were prepared for Hurricane Idalia, there were still many who were affected negatively. Unions have responded not only with rescue and recovery efforts, but by doing wellness checks on fellow union members, raising funds, and gathering and distributing supplies to needy families.

You can do your part. AFL-CIO houses a Union Community Fund for disaster relief. Any resources given above and beyond what is needed for Hurricane Idalia will be used to support future relief efforts. Contributions can be made via credit card:

Or by mail to: 
Union Community Fund
Note in the memo line: “Disaster Relief Efforts”
815 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW
Washington, DC 20006