Disaster Assistance Resources Available

Around the nation, our IAMAW Sisters and Brothers are dealing with several historic natural disasters simultaneously. Over a million residents are without electricity, access to clean water, and basic supplies on the Gulf Coast. In the Northeast, historic flooding has closed Newark Airport and is responsible for a growing death toll. In the West, massive wildfires have destroyed hundreds of homes and threaten residents in three states.

The needs of our members are significant, but so is the willingness of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to help. Here’s a list of resources that can offer assistance and much-needed resources.

As always, those in need can also reach out to the Employee Assistance Program for more help. EAP services are free, confidential, compassionate, and available now.

For those who don’t need help, but who would like to give, please consider donating to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund. Every dollar helps. 


Resources Available

| FEMA.gov (www.fema.gov)

* Apply for assistance
* Local, State and National recovery resources
* 24/7 Counseling  
* Multilingual Support
*Connect via Phone, social media, Text or the Mobile app

1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

Disaster Shelters | Find Shelters | American Red Cross (www.redcross.org

* Temporary shelters
* 24/7 Counseling 
* Call or text 1 (800) 985-5990

United Way 211 – 211 Site (211unitedway.org)
Call 2-1-1 or 1 (800) 543-7709

Text your zip code to 898-211

Food, Housing, Child Care, Mental Health, Financial, Utilities and many other assistances.

Eviction, Drug/Alcohol abuse, Criminal/Civil legal services and transportation resources.

Location Search – The Salvation Army USA (www.salvationarmyusa.org)

  • Supplying food, water, shelter, and vital resources

1 (601) 969-6868


Need Housing Assistance? – HUD Exchange (www.hudexchange.info/housing-and-homeless-assistance/

Housing Assistance

Food banks, WIC, SNAP and other food assistance programs

Health and safety resources 

Disaster Relief Guides – IAMAW (goiam.org) 

IAM Disaster Relief Fund – Financial Assistance

United We Care (ual.com) (https://flyingtogether.ual.com/employee-services/unitedwecare)
Employee Relief Fund – Financial Assistance 

Medicaid.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare | Medicaid (www.medicaid.gov
How to sign up for, resources per State, State overviews
1 (877) 267-2323

Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare | Medicare (www.medicare.gov
How to sign up for, find health care providers, health & drug plans

1 (800) MEDICARE – 1 (800) 633-4227


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