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Torrential floodwaters this June spilled over banks and burst through levees, sweeping away homes and ravaging entire communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and other states.

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Your donation will help members who assisted during Midwest storms, even as their own homes were in jeopardy.

Torrential floodwaters this June spilled over banks and burst through levees, sweeping away homes and ravaging entire communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and other states. Hundreds of thousands were affected. In Iowa alone, at least 38,000 were left homeless. Many, such as these employees of the Des Moines Water Works — members of Local 3861 (Council 61) — filled sandbags to protect their neighborhoods even as their own homes were at risk. The International Union sent staff to join the relief efforts, and also opened a fund to aid our Midwest sisters and brothers. To make a donation to the Fallen Heroes Fund, visit our online donation page, or send a check payable to the fund, to 1625 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-5687. Indicate that your contribution should be used to help victims of the Midwest floods. Photo: Martin Sonnenberg

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