Brothers and Sisters,
As many are aware there is a wildfire burning at the Northwest end of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles including evacuations. (Click for LA City Fire information). Also, there are freeway closures: “Fire Advisory: Saddleridge Brush Fire near Sylmar. Full freeway closures of the SR-118, I-5, I-210 and the SR-14 and mandatory evacuations within the area” (from go511.com, click for more info).
There are also fires Southwest of Newbury Park, East of Riverside, and North of Hemet: Cal Fire incident map, click here
Members can find more information at the IATSE District 2 website, click here. Updated information will be available as it comes in. If you or an IATSE Brother or Sister are in need of assistance, please contact your Local.
Thom Davis - International VP, Co-Chairman, District 2
Michael Miller - International VP, Co-Chairman, District 2
Ed Brown - Secretary Treasurer, District 2
IATSE District 2
LA City Fire:
Cal Fire Maps:
From the IATSE:
FINANCIAL RELIEF AVAILABLE FOR IATSE MEMBERS AFFECTED BY THE SADDLERIDGE FIRE
The Saddleridge Fire is creating widespread destruction in the area north of Los Angeles. Over 8,600 of our members live within the evacuation zone.
Financial relief is available for IATSE members affected by the fire through the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation. IATSE members in need of assistance should submit a written request to their local union. Local unions will then forward any requests to the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation for review by the Foundation’s trustees.
We also encourage IATSE members who are not directly affected by the fire to donate to the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation. Money from the Foundation helps pay for shelter, food, clothing, and other necessities to help our affected IATSE sisters and brothers get through this difficult time.
Checks should be made payable to the “Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation” and mailed to:
The Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation c/o IATSE
207 W. 25th St., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
Please let any members of your Local who may have been affected by the fires know that this assistance is available.