IATSE Donates Funds to Assist Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

by Michael Eddy
IATSE Hurricane Harvey Relief
IATSE Hurricane Harvey Relief

Due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the IATSE will donate $10,000 to the Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation to provide financial assistance to affected IATSE members and their families. Local unions and members of the IATSE are asked to contribute what they can to the Foundation, enabling affected members and their families more flexibility to cope with the challenges created by Harvey.

“Because of this storm, many people are dealing with unexpected costs of temporary housing or medical bills,” said IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb. “The IATSE’s donation will help, but it’s also meant to kick-start fundraising from all local unions who can contribute, so that the Foundation can help affected members and their families.”

Money from the Foundation helps pay for food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities to affected IATSE members. Individual IATSE members needing assistance should submit a written request to their local union. The local union will then forward the request to the Foundation for review by the Foundation trustees.

Checks should be made payable to the “Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation” and mailed to:

The Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation c/o IATSE
207 W. 25th St., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10001

For further information from IATSE on Harvey Relief: www.iatse.net/harvey-relief 

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Note: IATSE will be updating this page with ways the IATSE is helping affected members, and how you can help too.

Where to Find Assistance

The Actors Fund - For our members impacted by Hurricane Harvey, please contact The Actors Fund for information on emergency financial assistance and other resources. Texas residents can contact The Actors Fund’s Los Angeles office. Louisiana residents please contact their NYC office:

Texas Residents - Contact Los Angeles Office of The Actors Fund
323.933.9244, ext. 455
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Louisiana Residents - Contact New York City Office of The Actors Fund:
212.221.7300, ext. 119
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Union Plus- If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program. The Union Plus Disaster Relief Fund has provided nearly $1 million in assistance to union members facing hardships following Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, floods, wildfires and other natural disasters. Head to the Union Plus Disaster Relief Fund page to learn more about the benefits and eligibility requirements.

Note: Members who may have received assistance for Hurricane Katrina are eligible for an additional grant through Union Plus, as many Katrina victims settled in Texas and are now being affected by this event.

How and Where To Donate

The Walsh/Di Tolla / Spivak Foundation - Money from the Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation helps pay for food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities to affected IATSE members. 

Individual IATSE members needing assistance should submit a written request to their local union. The local union will then forward the request to the Foundation for review by the Foundation trustees. 

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