Relentless wildfires continue to sweep in many locations across California and extreme heat, windy conditions and severe drought are making containment difficult. 

After a devastating fire burnt down almost 100 homes in Weed, CA, three IAM/Woodworkers Local Lodge W12 members had their homes destroyed and lost everything. Help us lend a hand in their time of need!

“If you are able to do so, I encourage anyone and everyone to contribute to this cause,” said Western Territory General Vice President Gary R. Allen. “It is times like these where it is extremely important to band together in solidarity and help shoulder the burden of our Brothers and their families.”

You can help our Brothers rebuild their lives from the ground up by donating to the Local Lodge W12 GoFundMe page here.

If you or your respective Lodge, District or Territory wish to contribute outside of, you are encouraged to send a check made out to Woodworkers Local Lodge W12, to 3836 Altamont Dr, Klamath Falls, OR 97603. Please write “For Mill Fire” in the memo line of the check. 

Now it’s the time for the IAM to come together to alleviate the suffering of our Sisters and Brothers affected by the wildfires across California: Contribute to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund today!

Any money donated through the IAM Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to IAM members and their families in need. Donations are tax-deductible. IAM Assistance is an IRS 501(3)(c) – Tax ID: 46-2575531 – (IAM Assistance (ID # 46-2575531)


Have you been impacted by the California Wildfires?
The IAM is here to help!

If your home has sustained damages from the wildfires making them uninhabitable or in need of extensive repairs you may qualify for assistance from the IAM Disaster Relief Funds.

You may also be eligible for a one-time $500 relief through Union Plus – this disaster relief grant that doesn’t have to be repaid. 

IAM members in need can receive confidential help through the IAM Employee / Member Assistance Program. Services include but are not limited to, addiction, mental health, stress, depression and financial hardship. Contact the confidential IAM Assistance Helpline by calling 301-335-0735 or emailing

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