AGC sets up hurricane relief fund for construction workers

The Associated General Contractors of America has established the Hurricane Katrina Construction Workers Fund to provide financial assistance to construction workers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The organization says many of the workers who will benefit from the fund will be employed to clean up and restore cities and towns the hurricane damaged.

“Our hope is that this relief fund will offer some peace of mind to those who have suffered,” said Steven Sandherr, chief executive of AGC. “As these construction workers are helping to rebuild their home town, we will be able to offer them assistance to restore their own homes.”

Many of the 275,000 construction employees in the devastated areas are currently without income, according to AGC. The group says it will work with chapters in those states to establish criteria for eligibility, identify victims and distribute contributions.

You can make a donation to the AGC Education and Research Foundation at or by mailing a check to the AGC Education and Research Foundation, 333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200/Alexandria, VA 22314.