One year after the formation of this amazing group, NSUJL is grateful for the support this group continues to provide for all those effected by a loss of someone on the line.
“The last year has been a whirlwind of ups and downs but one thing which shines a bright light still today is the relationships and family bond formed within our sister to sister group” says Business Manager/financial secretary Rae Johnson. “It’s very heartwarming seeing these women so supportive of each other both inside and outside of the group”.
The National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen is an official 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to to assisting families of Fallen/Injured I.B.E.W. Journeymen Linemen, Utility Linemen, Apprentice Linemen, Groundmen or Operators. It’s NSUJL’s mission to provide emergency financial, emotional and physical assistance, in cases of work related injuries or death. While the financial and physical assistance have always been a clear answer to a specific need, the emotional support is a much more delicate issue. NSUJL feels that the addition of this amazing group of Sisters is a huge step in the right direction of fulfilling this part of their Mission.
“It’s one thing for the brothers and sisters of the IBEW to offer support of someone who is devastated by a tragedy, it’s a completely different level of support when persons who have been in their shoes are doing it.” says founding member Terry Riffe. “Words can not describe the emotional connection these ladies will maintain for a lifetime. This group has far exceeded any expectation we had. We are very honored to say it all started with the NSUJL.”
NSUJL’s Sister to Sister group was started in early 2014. Read more about this group here