Teamsters putting the pieces back together in Oklahoma City
Don’t send water and don’t send clothing to Oklahoma City if you want to help the victims of the deadly tornado.
That’s the advice of Teamsters working on the disaster relief effort. They’re urging members to donate to the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund, every cent of which will help people in need. (Click here to make a tax deductible contribution.)
Oklahoma City officials are saying 12,000 houses were damaged or destroyed by the tornado, one of the worst in history. Teamster Local 886 President Ron Cobb said at least 12 Teamsters’ homes were destroyed and 16 were damaged.
We’re still in the stages of identifying need and touching the people we can touch.
Members whose homes were simply damaged are saying, “I just lost half a roof, take care of these other people,” said Cobb.Read More