Fellow Worker Montigue M. resident and member of the IWW, along with three other neighbors lost their home and many personal effects to a flash flood Tuesday night in the South Richmond Walker Trailer Park.
The Richmond IWW has setup a relief fund, collecting donations until October 11, 2011. 100% of the donations will be distributed to the displaced victims of the flood with the help of Montigue M. If you would like to donate simply click on the “donate” button at the top right-hand corner of this page. This is what unions are all about, solidarity & mutual aid!
The City of Richmond is essentially blaming the results of the flash flood on the residents, claiming that it was their responsibility to report any need for maintenance on the drainage system before a disaster like this happens. In other words the City of Richmond will not help the displaced residents. So far, the only organization to offer aid is the Red Cross. They have placed affected residents in hotels.
Please consider calling Councilperson Marty Jewell and request that he help his constituents through these hard times and have the city compensate the displaced for their troubles.
See WTVR Coverage here: http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-the-aftermath-of-severe-storms-20110928,0,3287269.story