The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has announced that it is distributing nearly $400,000 to Gulf Coast construction craft workers financially impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The funds were raised through AGC’s Hurricane Katrina Construction Workers Fund.
Louisiana-based Barriere Construction Company employees were among those in the region to receive donations from the AGC fund. “We are grateful to AGC of America and the Louisiana Chapter of AGC for coming together to help craft workers at Barriere and other AGC firms from the affected areas,” said Barriere president George Wilson. “Many of the craft workers in the area have been displaced from their homes and apartments, but have returned to work.”
According to AGC, the organization established the fund, through the AGC Education and Research Foundation, to provide financial assistance to construction workers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama who suffered financially from the hurricane.
To be eligible, applicants must be employed by an AGC member firm and have certified losses (including damages/losses to residence, personal belongings, clothing, furniture and household goods) in excess of $10,000.
For more information, go to www.agc.org.