AFA Disater Relief Fund
We know that disasters can change lives forever. While we can’t stop destructive events from happening, we can, as a Union, assist our members with their recovery. AFA established the Disaster Relief Fund after September 11th to assist our members whose lives were placed in harms way. AFA members and retirees, whose primary residence is in the counties listed below and who have suffered damage and/or dislocation, are eligible for $200.00 from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund. It is a gift made possible by the generosity of your fellow union sisters and brothers with AFA.
Texas Counties: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton
Florida Counties: Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Putnam, Sarasota, St. Johns
Puerto Rico: Municipalities: Canovanas, Culebra, Loiza, Vieques
US Virgin Islands: St. John Island; St. Thomas Island
If you would like to apply for AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Funds, visit www.afacwa.org/drf and download the Disaster Relief Fund Application and fax it to the International AFA EAP Department at 202-434-1411 or mail it to AFA-CWA EAP Department, 6th Floor, 501 Third Street NW, Washington D.C. 20001-2797. You can also e-mail this same information requested to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone in the necessary information to 1-800-424-2406.
If you wish to make a contribution either by check or electronic payment, please visit www.afacwa.org/drf for more information on donating.
We want to thank all those who have called and offered assistance. American is working directly with the Red Cross on coordinating efforts to assist those in need.
Search and Rescue efforts are under way and there to provide assistance to ensure everyone is moved to a safe location.
The email was sent out yesterday with the links to those who are directly assisting those in need. We included a few new links to those offering assistance such as free wire transfers etc.
For anyone wanting to donate supplies for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the AFA Office will be accepting items that can be transported to those in need. You can drop them off at 610 S. Industrial Blvd, Suite 230, Euless TX, 76040. Please call or text 214-336-3509, so we can ensure someone will be available.
If you are not in the DFW area, and would like to help can donate to the AFA Disaster Relief Fund here:
AFA has sent out an application for disaster relief and the company has put out the information for the family fund. The links are below should you need to access them.
You can contact your local peer representative directly or call the International helpline at 1-800-424-2406 or 202-434-0560 to help you access services. You can also visit the EAP Department website at to find a peer representative at your local.
The AA credit union offers a disaster relief loan for those in need of money immediately, below is the information and contact information
Natural disasters can create a huge economic burden for some of our member-owners. In the event of a natural disaster, American Airlines Credit Union management analyzes the situation and makes a determination as to the availability of disaster relief. The relief program is usually short term (generally one year) — and provides for limited funds to be used for immediate needs for those members who are directly affected by a natural disaster.
P.O. Box 619001 MD 2100, HDQ
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9001
(817) 952-4500 | Outside USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, & U.S. Virgin Islands
American flew in a 757 to IAH to provide supplies and bring back employees that were stuck in there. Thank you to all the crewmembers that volunteered to assist in the mission. If you are in need of assistance, reach out to us and the company.
UPDATE: June 21, 2017
On June 21, 2017, American Airlines announced it will seek a new uniform vendor due to the many illnesses reported by AFA members and others exposed to the current uniforms provided by TwinHill.
AFA has communicated with management about our experience and research on uniform garment issues and this process of selecting a new uniform vendor. It is critical that the new uniforms will be safe and healthy, as well as durable and comfortable, for our members.
DO visit AFA’s uniform reactions reporting site and report any uniform reactions to AFA, in confidence.
Uniform Dos and Don'ts
To all AFA members who have experienced averse reactions to the new uniforms there is a website that AFA-CWA has designed to give you all the information you need to know about the Twin-Hill uniforms and your reactions. Even if you haven't had a reaction, you are still encouraged to go on the website to educate yourself on this topic.
On the website you are given detail instructions if you experience any reactions. Also we have Information on how AFA is presently advocating for you. There is even detail information on the chemicals that may be found in different uniform pieces that may cause skin irritants.
Please take the time and log onto http://www.afacwa.org/uniforms.