The National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen (NSUJL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving IBEW linemen and their spouses and children. The group’s mission is to provide emergency financial, emotional and physical assistance in cases of work-related injuries or death.
Following an accident, the organization says, families of linemen and/or linemen themselves are often left without income and may feel alone, confused and overwhelmed.
NSUJL aims to assist during their challenging time in decreasing the need for government assistance, while also providing emotional and physical support,” the group says.
NSUJL offers various types of assistance, including:
Professional counseling: NSUJL will help set the family up with professional counseling as deemed appropriate within the recipients’ area. Deductibles will be paid by NSUJL for a maximum of six counseling sessions.
Medical bills: Injured recipients may qualify for medical bill assistance up to a maximum of $3,000 per family.
Scholarships: $2,000 per person with a maximum of $6,000 per family.
Emotional support: provided by volunteers who understand the devastation of an accident. These benefits include but are not limited to visiting with the family, providing home cooked meals, helping with household chores, etc.
To become a member of NSUJL, or to apply for assistance, contact NSUJL, PO Box 156, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621, or visit their website at www.nsujl.org.