Disaster Recovery Resources
• AFA Disaster Relief Fund (AFA-DRF) www.afacwa.org
AFA members and retirees, whose primary residence is located in a federally-declared disaster area and who have suffered damage and/or dislocation, are eligible for $200.00 from the AFA-DRF, if they are available. To apply, please contact AFA EAP at 1-800-424-2406, or fax the attached form to 202-434-1411, or send the information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . The form will be available online in the near future.
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) www.fema.gov
This Federal agency distributes money and services to individuals in designated disaster areas whose property has been damaged or destroyed and whose losses are not covered by insurance. Assistance may include cash grants up to $26,000. Register for the Individual Assistance Program at 1-800-621-FEMA or link to:
FEMA's Guide to the Application Process http://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance .
Register for the Individual Assistance Program http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ .
• The Union Plus Credit Card-DRF www.unionprivilege.org/hurricane.cfm
Cardholders experiencing financial hardships due to a disaster may be eligible for Union Plus Disaster Relief Fund grants which are available from $500 to $2000 and do not need to be repaid. To apply for a DRF grant, cardholders should call the Credit Card Disaster Relief Helpline at 1-877-761-5028. Other special assistance for cardholders includes lower rates and fee waivers for cardholders.
• Other Union Plus programs are available disaster victims. Call or link to:
Union Plus Credit Card Disaster Relief Fund - 1-877-761-5028
Union Plus Loan Program - 1-800-343-7097
Union Plus Mortgage - 1-800-848-6466
Union Plus Auto Insurance - 1-877-244-0304
• Internal Revenue Service (IRS) www.irs.gov
The IRS offers Special Tax Considerations for taxpayers experiencing loss in declared disaster areas. Visit their website to find out more.
* AFA-CWA EAP
If you are in need of other assistance, including mental health referrals or a fellow flight attendant who will listen, contact your local AFA EAP committee. Your committee members can be found at www.afacwa.org or call the International EAP Department for their names and numbers. Your calls are confidential and help is just a phone call away. 1-800-424-2406