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2010 Flood Response

Assistance Provided to Members

posted Oct 19, 2010, 2:02 PM by Andy Bock   [ updated Oct 19, 2010, 2:23 PM ]

Two members who experienced significant loss due to flooding in August 2010 applied for assistance and were granted $500 each to help out with recovery.  If any other members wish to donate to the Good and Welfare Fund please forward your contributions to Local 96 Treasurer, Liese VanderBroek.

Flood Assistance for Members

posted Aug 24, 2010, 9:21 AM by Andy Bock

Recently a number of our members have been affected by flooding. In an effort to provide assistance to our members in need, AFSCME Local 96 is offering financial support for floor relief.
 
Attached is an application. If you would like to apply for assistance, please complete the form and return it to me by Tuesday, August 31. It is best that you fill it out and e-mail it back as an attachment so that we have all applications when the Executive Committee meets again on September 1.
 
If you would like to contribute towards the Good and Welfare Fund to help other AFSCME members, you can send your contribution made out to AFSCME Local 96 to my attention, 2130 Pearson Hall.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Thanks,
Liese VanderBroek

University Closure Thursday August 12

posted Aug 13, 2010, 1:42 PM by Andy Bock   [ updated Aug 16, 2010, 7:27 AM ]

Many employees were not able to get into work on Wednesday August 11 due to road closings.  Iowa State University was closed on Thursday August 12.  Attached are two FAQ documents to help employees know what to do regarding reporting for time worked or not worked due to flooding and closing.  If you have questions, please contact a Local 96 officer to help advise in your own situation.

Members Affected by August 2010 Flooding

posted Aug 13, 2010, 1:17 PM by Andy Bock   [ updated Aug 16, 2010, 7:30 AM ]

We have had AFSCME Local 96 members affected by major flooding and several more affected by minor flooding. 


Major Flooding includes: 

  • Paula Sandlin
    • Evacuated with short notice from her apartment on S 5th Street in Ames on Tuesday night
    • Two feet of water causing damage to through the entire apartment at crest of Squaw Creek Wednesday afternoon
    • Picture in Ames Tribune of cleanup
    • Thanks go to Susan Siev, Jean McMaken, Debbie Carter, Linda Dutton, and Andy Bock, AFSCME Local 96 members helped to recover what could be salvaged on Thursday before the management company came in to remove and discard all flood damaged property and begin reconstruction.
    • Items salvaged are stored in a U-Haul truck, and help will be needed to sort and clean once Paula can move back in her apartment, hopefully within two weeks of the evacuation around August 24. 
  • John and Nera Davis
    • Flooding and sewer back-up of 8" in finished lower level of house
    • Insurance is expected to cover structural repairs except for $1,000 deductible
    • A significant amount of carpeting and other household items lost are not covered
  • Skip (Ed) Cox
    • Flooding up to the floor level of trailers in Meadow Lane Trailer Park
    • Skirting, insulation, ventilation/heating ducts and other mechanical equipment below floor will need to be repaired, cleaned and/or replaced
    • Loss of everything in storage unit
    • Quoted in Ames Tribune article
If you know of others in immediate need of help in handling flooding, or if you are available to help where needed, please contact Local 96 president Andy Bock at 515-291-3487

If you wish to donate to the AFSCME Local 96 good and welfare fund, please send your donation to Secretary Treasurer Liese VanderBroek

We will be posting information on other ways you can help your sisters and brothers in our local as recovery work continues

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