The Boilermaker Disaster Relief Fund

Helping each other through crises

The very nature of unionism is that members help one another. An injury to one is an injury to all. Donations to the Disaster Relief Fund go directly to help your union brothers and sisters and their families during a time of crisis. The entirety of your donation goes to help those in need.

Many of our brothers and sisters are out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wildfires in the Fort McMurray area of Alberta destroyed more than 2,400 homes and other buildings.

Hurricane Sandy, a deadly Category 3 hurricane, devastated areas of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.

Floods in Alberta, Canada caused estimated losses of $5 billion (Canadian) and displaced more than 100,000 people.

Give What You Can

Please make your check or money order payable to
William Creeden, IST (memo line: Disaster Relief Fund) and mail to:

IBB Disaster Relief Fund
c/o IST Creeden
753 State Ave, Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101

If you wish to make a donation on behalf of a person or organization, please indicate the name on your check's memo line, or include a note indicating this along with your check or money order.

Donations at Work

Boilermaker Disaster Relief Fund - Donations at Work

Your donations make a difference. Money donated goes directly to Boilermaker members and their families. While Boilermaker assistance funds do not replace insurance, they do help defray the cost of deductibles, temporary housing, groceries and other expenses.

Your donations helped 18 Boilermaker families recover following destructive tornadoes.

Alberta, Canada
We worked with local lodges to provide funding to 98 Boilermaker families affected by floods.

U.S. Eastern Seaboard
Boilermaker Disaster Relief assisted Boilermaker families impacted by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Your generosity assisted three people suffering loss from an apartment fire.

Your donations aided three families impacted by flooding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Member Stories

L-169 member thankful for disaster relief

RETIRED LOCAL 169 member Claude Phillips of Midland, Michigan, received a $1,000 disaster relief check in August from L-169 Business Manag-er/Secretary-Treasurer Bob Hutsell

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Hurricanes and fires affect dozens of Boilermakers

A STRING OF natural disasters hit North America in 2017, causing destruction across the U.S. and Canada. Boilermakers in several re-gions were impacted by fires, hurricanes and flooding.

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Hurricane Sandy destroyed members’ homes and left many without power for weeks. Although the road to recovery will take some time, I am proud to belong to an organization where the leadership and the membership came together to help those in need. On behalf of the members of Local 28 and myself, we are forever grateful.

Boilermakers Local 28
Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer

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