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AFA Disaster Relief Fund

disaster relief fundThe AFA Disaster Relief Fund provides a means for AFA-CWA members to assist other members and retirees who have suffered significant damage and/or relocation as a result of a disaster. 100% of the funds contribution will go directly to impacted flight attendants in the form of cash assistance.

How you can help

We know that disasters can change lives in so many ways. While we can't stop destructive events like the Colorado floods from happening, we can, as a Union, assist members in their recovery effort.  After September 11th, AFA established a disaster fund to aid our members who were placed in harm's way.  AFA members whose primary residence is in a federally-declared disaster area, and who have suffered financial loss and/or dislocation, are eligible for $200.00 from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund. It is a gift made possible by the generosity of your fellow AFA sisters and brothers.

A presidential declaration for individual assistance has now been declared in select counties in Colorado, which has triggered the opening of the AFA Disaster Relief Fund.  Individuals whose primary residences are in Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, and Weld Counties and have faced displacement, damage or financial loss are eligible for this cash assistance, as long as funds are available.   

Attached is the application that a member must complete to be considered for AFA Disaster Relief Funds after a presidential declaration. If you have any questions about the application process, please call the International EAP office at 1-800-424-2406. The International EAP office will continue to monitor if other counties become eligible for assistance.  AFA will announce any time the AFA Disaster Relieft Fund is activated to the membership through www.afacwa.org and MEC/LEC electronic sources.

If you would like to contribute to the AFA Disaster Relief Fund to support your flying partners' recovery, please visit www.afacwa.org  You can donate on-line or by check.  

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