Disaster Unemployment Assistance - The Texas Workforce Commission oversees applications for Unemployment Insurance benefits from workers who are jobless because of Hurricane Harvey. You need a Social Security number and proof of employment status, such as income tax return, check stubs or other certification. For details, go to: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance
Union Plus Insurance (for participants in Union Plus programs) - Cardholders may be eligible for individual assistance. Services include grants and extensions on credit card payments. Go to: https://www.unionplus.org/blog/union-issues/union-plus-offers-help-those-impacted-hurricane-harvey
Workers Assistance Program - Expert counseling for union members on legal, financial, work life or personal crises: 1-800-343-3822.
United Way Helpline (shelters, other forms of assistance) - Dial 211
FEMA Resources - https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=disaster. Also, find an open shelter near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362).
State Bar of Texas (legal hotline) - Answers to basic questions, 800-540-7030.
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (claims in coastal areas covered by TWIA) - www.twia.org/claimscenter
Red Cross (shelter needs, blood donation) -- 1-800-788-8247; http://www.redcross.org/
Texas Attorney General (price-gouging, scams) -- https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/emergency/hurricane-harvey
Federal Disaster Relief (includes application) -- https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Road Closures -- https://drivetexas.org/#/8/29.797/-95.594?future=false
A Document of Documents (Crowd-Sourced Resources) -- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ct0jFH-DLE_KYXrluDIEU6laCHNk56VC4pDwlP6-N2U/edit
Your Local and International Unions - As always
Sourced from email rcvd. from Ed Sills, TX AFL-CIO, 8.30.17 (csummers/iuoe178/tcclcadmin)