Working people in the Fort Lauderdale area are still grappling with the aftermath of a catastrophic flash flood earlier this month. Hundreds of households have been displaced, with many more experiencing extensive property damage. Among those affected were members of United Association Local 719, some of whom took on over four feet of floodwater in their homes.
The Greater South Florida Maritime Trades Council was not about to stand idly by while fellow Union brothers and sisters were imperiled. Anthony Salgado, Local 719’s business manager and representative on the Council, informed the Council of his membership’s plight. As the Port Council has done countless times, they sprung into action and put together a donation so that the UA members and their families can get their lives back on track.
In the photo above, Port Council Secretary-Treasurer Kris Hopkins presents Brother Salgado with the PMC’s relief check at Local 719’s hall, which also took on flooding damage. Both Brothers Hopkins and Salgado have noted that the flood recovery effort is an ongoing process. They urge anyone who wishes to help suffering trade unionists in South Florida to send checks to the following address:
South Florida Labor Charities
2502 S Andrews Ave
Ft Lauderdale FL 33316