Some 1,700 IAFF members are located in the path of the massive tornados that devastated Moore (OK) and a number of other Oklahoma cities Monday, as well as communities in Kansas. The International has begun damage assessments, and the need for relief to IAFF members affected by the storm is critical.
The immediate need is for donations to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Please consider making a $10 donation by texting DISASTER to 50555 or click here to make an online donation at www.iafffoundation.org.
We already know of approximately 30 IAFF members who suffered total loss of their homes and personal belongings. Dozens more have severe to moderate damage. With the massive path of destruction leveled by the tornados, we expect these initial reports will be ratcheted up significantly.
The IAFF Disaster Relief program provides assistance to IAFF members in the United States and Canada who suffer financial hardship as the result of a federally declared disaster area, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires or civil disturbances and has helped thousands of members with direct financial assistance and logistics immediately following major disasters.