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Donate Now to Help Texas Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey

OPEIU members have always been there to help their sisters and brothers in need. From the devastation in Louisiana caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 in New York and New Jersey, we are proud to say that OPEIU members came forward and did all they could to help those affected.

Now our sisters and brothers in Texas need our help. Hurricane Harvey is probably the largest natural disaster ever faced in Texas. The resulting downpours have caused untold damage in Houston, Galveston Island, Corpus Christi, Beaumont-Port Arthur, parts of central Texas and many areas in between. And, as we all know, things could get much worse over the days ahead as heavy rains continue to fall.

You’ve all been extremely generous in the past and we’re asking you to be equally generous now to help our OPEIU members in Texas. We know we won’t be able to fully compensate them for everything they’ve lost, but we can provide them with some relief and, hopefully, the strength to meet the challenges that lie ahead. This message of solidarity will let them know their union stands strongly behind them in these most difficult times.

We are asking you to be as generous as possible and make a donation to the OPEIU Relief Fund. All money collected will be sent to OPEIU members and families in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Checks can be sent as follows:

          Mary Mahoney
          Secretary-Treasurer
          OPEIU – Relief Fund
          80 Eighth Avenue, 6th Floor
          New York, NY 10011

Updates will be posted on the OPEIU website at www.opeiu.org.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

In solidarity,

Richard Lanigan
President


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