Stamford, CT Local 786 members stood in the city’s busiest intersections September 24 to raise money for three hurricane relief charities: the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund, the Salvation Army and AmeriCares.
“After seeing the devastating impact the storms had on our members [in Texas and Florida] and the citizens in the communities they serve, we needed to do something to help,” says Local 786 President Brendan Keatley. “Over the course of just three hours, our citizens had donated $10,000.”
Tens of thousands of members were impacted by the storms, and the IAFF provided assistance in the form of financial relief, food, water and other supplies, vaccinations and medical care, behavioral health counseling and emergency home repairs.
The IAFF relies on contributions to our Disaster Relief Fund to ensure that members who are displaced from their homes – whether from a hurricane or other natural or man-made disaster – receive assistance in their greatest time of need.