NEW YORK, NY — In the wake of the devastation from the flooding in Louisiana, the IATSE International will donate $10,000 to Louisiana-based studio mechanics IATSE Local 478 to support their flood relief efforts.
The members of IATSE Local 478 have volunteered time, money, and resources to assist with flooded areas of southwest Louisiana. The money donated to Local 478 will be used to purchase supplies to aid in relief, recovery, and rebuild efforts.
An IATSE Local 478 volunteer response team has been servicing affected areas with supplies and demolition and construction help. Local 478 members, including carpenters, welders, and set construction workers, have volunteered their time and skills to help gut and clean homes damaged by floods. Local 478 has set up drop points for supplies throughout Louisiana, and they are purchasing much-needed supplies to deliver directly to shelters.
IATSE members suffering serious financial hardship in the aftermath of the Louisiana flooding may apply for assistance from the Walsh/DiTolla/Spivak Foundation by writing a letter or email to their local unions for approval.
Anyone interesting in donating to IATSE Local 478 relief efforts can do so by phone (504-486-2192 x105) or mail:
IATSE Local 478 432 N Anthony St. Suite 305 New Orleans, LA 70119Memo Line – Flood 2016 Donation
IATSE Local 478 is a local union representing film and television workers in the state of Louisiana; Southern Mississippi; and Mobile, Alabama.
The IATSE International is an international union representing workers employed in the stagecraft, motion picture and television production, and tradeshow industries throughout the United States, its Territories, and Canada.
Photo credit: Simonette Berry-Whatley, IATSE Local 478