At least 18 members of IBEW Local 1245 have lost their homes and all of their belongings in the devastating series of wildfires that continue to rage. We know of at least five more who are currently evacuated/displaced, unsure as to what the status of their homes may be. We are still recieving reports from members, and expect these numbers to increase over the coming days.
Despite the devastation and loss, many of our members are continuing to work, selflessly and tirelessly, to bring the power back on in the effected areas.
These brothers and sisters need our help and support. Please donate what you can. Every little bit can make a difference for a 1245 family in need. If each member donates just $1, that would add up to $20,000, so truly, no amount is too small, please give what you can.
The funds collected through this site will be disbursed directly to Local 1245 members and their families, to help them begin the long and ardurous process of rebuilding their homes and lives.
Additionally, Local 1245 and PG&E have signed a new Letter Agreement allowing employees to sell up to 40 hours of vacation and have to proceed send to support the victims of the fires. The full text of that letter agreement can be found here.