November 13, 20013
By Mary Kay Henry, SEIU President
"Weather-related disasters are always devastating but particularly heartbreaking and tragic when countless people lose their lives or loved ones. In our ranks are many courageous sisters and brothers from the Philippines. Some have families who live on the islands. I want to personally extend my prayers and to let them know that the SEIU stands with you. We also extend our deepest sympathies to all others affected by this calamitous event.
"The Nurse Alliance of SEIU was in motion at the first hint of this disaster to lend support, and the SEIU Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Caucus leadership are discussing a coordinated repose as are SEIU International Executive Board Members on behalf of our Filipino leaders and members across our union. We will share more information about these efforts as it becomes available.
"We encourage all who are able to reach out to the Red Cross or other entity and donate to help the people of the Philippines get through this horrible tragedy."