Central South Carpenters Regional Council

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Relief Fund to Reimburse Volunteers: We Need All Hands on Deck!
8/28/2016

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Hundreds of UBC members are severely affected by the historic flooding of southern Louisiana. We are seeking volunteers to help these brothers and sisters get back on their feet by helping to get their homes and property ready for recovery. The newly formed CSCRC Relief Fund is now able to offer volunteers a $51 per diem, and reimbursement for related mileage, food, and hotel expenses.  For more information, please contact Local 1846 at 504-822-2243 or the Regional Council at 504-305-4737.

    

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Relief Fund Established

A relief fund is now established to aid UBC members, their families, and their communities affected by this devastating flood. Hundreds of carpenters, millwrights, pile drivers and other UBC members, as well as UBC staff and office workers have lost or incurred severe damage to possessions, homes, and vehicles. Your generous donation is needed.  Efforts are being coordinated by the CSCRC RELIEF FUND. All donations should be sent to the CSCRC Relief Fund, 2850 Massachusetts Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana, 70003

Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms, Flooding in Louisiana

Victims of the severe storms and flooding that took place beginning on August 11, 2016 in parts of Louisiana may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana. Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced that affected taxpayers in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa will receive tax relief. Individuals who reside or have a business in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa may qualify for tax relief. https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-relief-for-victims-of-severe-storms-flooding-in-louisiana