Southern California has endured some brutal wildfires in the last few weeks, and many people are struggling. Below we have assembled some of the relief and assistance efforts by IATSE and some of our industry friends.
From The IATSE International:
IATSE members needing Financial assistance through the Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation should submit a written request to their Local union.
We sincerely hope that those in California stay safe. We stand ready to assist those that have suffered loss.
From our friends at MPTF:
To members of the film and television community in Southern California affected by the wildfires this week, MPTF is here to help.
Please call us at (323) 634-3888 if you need assistance in this time of need.
From our friends at the LA County Federation of Labor:
Brothers and Sisters -
As you know, in recent days our region has been hit by unprecedented fires.
We are proud and thankful for our brave union sisters and brothers who are at the front line of protecting our communities - from firefighters and social workers to law enforcement and the housing authority staff. We have also heard countless stories of own. Union members, staff, and allied community members who have been directly impacted by the fires. Some of them of have lost their homes.
The LA County Federation of Labor, through Labor Community Services (501(c)(3) non profit), is working to assist in relief efforts and in coordination with government and non-profit agencies.
Here’s how you can help:
- Basic Needs Support – If you, or someone you know, are in need basic needs support - including housing, food, or connection to others services, please contact Margarita at Margarita@theLAFED.org
- Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund – Contribute to the “Disaster Relief Fund.” Checks payable to: Labor Community Services. Memo Line: Disaster Relief Fund, Address: 2130 W. James M. Wood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90006
Thank you for your kind consideration.
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
From our friends at the Actors Fund:
If you work in performing arts and entertainment and have been impacted by the California Wildfires, visit www.actorsfund.org/GetHelp to apply for emergency financial assistance and referrals to area resources.