ALPA Emergency Relief Fund Delivers
September 13 -- The ALPA Emergency Relief Fund has made grants of financial assistance to 13 ALPA members whose lives have been adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina. ALPA was able to provide the much-needed assistance just one week after the storm devastated much of the Gulf Coast, leaving many residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama homeless, jobless, and with nowhere to turn.
The Association and its member pilots responded quickly to the plight of ALPA members who had been affected. The Fundís officers met on Monday to consider and approve applications for assistance, and then began disbursing funds right away. So far, the Fund has made grants of between $2000 and $2500 to help members with immediate needs. ALPA members who received the assistance fly for American Eagle, Continental, Delta, FedEx Express, United, and US Airways.
The ALPA Emergency Relief Fund was created in the first few days following Hurricane Katrina. The Fund provides financial assistance to ALPA members and their families who have suffered a disaster. If you would like to make a donation or request assistance, click here to go to the ALPA Emergency Relief Fund website. If you are requesting assistance, you will need your ALPA member number and password to access the brief application.
ALPA continues to solicit donations to help members during their time of need. To contribute to the Fund, make your check payable to the ALPA Emergency Relief Fund and send it to:
ALPA Emergency Relief Fund
Washington, DC 20042-6035