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IATSE International Donates $10,000 to Support Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

In the wake of the devastation from the flooding in Louisiana, the IATSE International donated $10,000 to Louisiana-based studio mechanics IATSE Local 478 to support their flood relief efforts.

The members of IATSE Local 478 volunteered time, money, and resources to assist with flooded areas of southwest Louisiana. The money donated to Local 478 was used to purchase supplies to aid in relief, recovery, and rebuild efforts for all affected IA members, not just Local 478 members.

An IATSE Local 478 volunteer response team has serviced affected areas with supplies and demolition and construction help. Local 478 members, including carpenters, welders, and set construction workers, volunteered their time and skills to help gut and clean homes damaged by floods. Local 478 has set up drop points for supplies throughout Louisiana, and they purchased much-needed supplies to deliver directly to shelters.

IATSE members suffering serious financial hardship in the aftermath of the Louisiana flooding may apply for additional assistance from the Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation by writing a letter or email to their local unions for approval.