Our UAW Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico desperately need our help – and they need it now.
Our UAW members living on the Island — and Puerto Rican families of UAW members here — are facing horrific conditions resulting from hurricane Maria. There is no electricity. Many people have no food or water. There is a serious shortage of fuel and barely any cell phone service. Much of the country is inaccessible because roads and bridges are impassable. Hospital generators are lacking the fuel necessary to operate 24 hours a day. The situation is dire, and the expectation is that it will take weeks to restore power to hospitals, as much as six months to restore power to communities.
Puerto Rico is an island of 3.5 million U.S. citizens. And, it is essential to provide immediate relief.
UAW Region 9A has launched a campaign for online donations at bit.ly/UAWforPR.
The lives and the future of our Puerto Rico members are in peril. Let’s do all we can to show them that they are not forgotten and that we stand with them.
*If you prefer to send a check, you may send it to UAW Region 9A, 111 South Road, Farmington, CT 06032. Payable to UAW Region 9A, and marked “Puerto Rico Relief”.
Julie, Bev and Jose