Unions of Professionals Support the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) is proud to have affiliate unions that have come to the aid of Hurricane Harvey victims. Affiliate union members’ support for Harvey victims has included joining together to raise money, deliver books, and volunteer on the ground. Our thoughts go out to the victims of this horrible natural disaster as they begin to rebuild.

DPE has compiled a list of our affiliates’ resources for members. The list includes resources for victims of the storm as well as for those looking to donate to the relief effort. The list also highlights some of the work affiliates and their members have done so far to help the victims of Harvey.


Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)

AEA Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

AEA is directing members affected by the storm to the Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts:

The Actors Fund Hurricane Harvey Page

AEA Members Seeking to Donate to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

AEA is encouraging members to donate to the Red Cross:

Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Donation Page

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

AFGE Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Almost 60,000 federal employees and their families were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Those affected can apply for a disaster relief grant:

Federal Employee Education and Assistance (FEEA) Fund Disaster Relief Grant Application

AFGE Members Looking to Donate to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Over 12,000 federal employees have been on the ground in Houston helping Harvey disaster response teams. AFGE is encouraging members to donate to the AFGE Relief Fund:

AFGE Relief Fund

American Federation of Musicians (AFM)

AFM Members Looking to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

AFM is encouraging members to donate to the special relief fund:

AFM Relief Fund

American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA)

AFSA Members Seeking to Donate to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

AFSA is encouraging members to donate to the Red Cross:

Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Donation Page

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

Texas AFT Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

AFT is directing affected members to apply for assistance from their Texas AFT Disaster Relief Fund. Additionally, AFT compiled a list of other resources that can be found here.

AFT Texas Disaster Relief Fund Application Page

AFT Members Looking to Donate to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

AFT is encouraging members to donate to AFT’s disaster relief fund. Additionally, AFT teamed up with First Book and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to deliver new books and basic-needs items to educators and students. The group created and provided seed money to the Essential for Kids Fund to help get books and supplies to those affected by Harvey.

AFT Disaster Relief Donation Center

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)

AGMA Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

AGMA is directing members to their regional office to get an application to apply for assistance from the AGMA Relief Fund.

AGMA Relief Fund Application Contacts

AGMA Members Looking to Donate to Members Affected by Harvey

AGMA is directing donations to the AGMA Relief Fund:

AGMA Relief Fund

NFL Players Association (NFLPA)

NFLPA Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

NFLPA is directing affected members to their disaster relief page, which has a list of resources:

Disaster Relief Page

NFLPA Members Looking to Help Victims of Harvey

NFLPA member JJ Watt organized a Houston Flood Relief Fund and the NFLPA is directing members to their disaster relief fund page that contains information about where to donate:

Disaster Relief Page

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE)

IATSE Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

IATSE is directing affected members to The Actors Fund:

IATSE Disaster Relief Page

IATSE is directing donations to the Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation:

IATSE Disaster Relief Page

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)

IAFF Members Helping and Looking to Help Those Affected by Harvey

Firefighters helped with the rescue efforts in Houston. Additionally, the IAFF Disaster Relief team has helped Houston firefighters by providing financial assistance, vaccines, generators, food, water, and other disaster relief supplies. IAFF is directing members to their Hurricane Harvey relief fund:

Harvey Relief Efforts Donation Page

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

IBEW Members Helping and Looking to Help with the Relief Efforts

IBEW members have been working across the Texas and Louisiana coasts to restore electricity in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. IBEW is directing members to donate to the Texas Workers Relief Fund and/or the Red Cross:

Texas Workers Relief Fund

Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Donation Page

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)

IFPTE Members Seeking to Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

IFPTE is directing members’ donations to the Texas Workers Relief Fund:

Texas Workers Relief Fund

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)

IUPAT Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

IUPAT is directing members who participate in Union Plus programs to apply for a disaster relief grant:

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant Information

IUPAT Members Seeking to Donate to Hurricane Harvey Victims

IUPAT is directing members to donate to the Texas Workers Relief Fund:

Texas Workers Relief Fund

Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

OPEIU Members Affected By Hurricane Harvey

OPEIU is directing members who participate in Union Plus programs to apply for a disaster relief grant:

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant Information

OPEIU Members Looking to Donate to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

OPEIU is asking members to make a donation to the OPEIU Relief Fund:

OPEIU Relief Fund

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS)

PASS Members Interested in Donating to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

PASS is encouraging members to donate to FEEA:

FEEA Natural Disaster Fund

SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

SAG-AFTRA is directing members to The Actors Fund:

The Actors Fund

SAG-AFTRA Members Looking to Donate to Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey:

SAG-AFTRA Is encouraging members to donate to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund:

Hurricane Harvey Emergency Assistance Fund

Seafarers International Union of North America (SIU)

SIU Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

SIU is directing members who participate in Union Plus programs to apply for a disaster relief grant. Additionally, SIU is encouraging members to contact the SIU’s Houston Hall for assistance.

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant Information

SIU Members Helping and Interested in Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

SIU members volunteered for a day of service with the Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation to help with Harvey relief. SIU is directing members interested in making a donation to the Texas Workers Relief Fund:

The Texas Workers Relief Fund

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

SDC Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

SDC is directing members to contact The Actors Fund:

The Actors Fund

United Steelworkers (USW)

USW Members Looking to Donate to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

USW members volunteered and helped with the relief effort. USW is directing members to donate to their Harvey relief fund for members affected by the storm:

USW Harvey Relief Fund Donation Page

Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA)

UWUA Members Interested in Donating to Hurricane Harvey Victims

UWUA is encouraging members to donate to the Texas Workers Relief Fund:

Texas Workers Relief Fund UWUA Information

Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE)

WGAE Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

WGAE is directing members to The Actors Fund:

The Actors Fund

WGAE Members Looking to Donate to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

WGAE is encouraging members to donate to The Actors Fund:

The Actors Fund Donation Page

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