There are others which are keeping at least dozens each to their name." Jha was pointing to AIRF and NFIR.
" Even the current allotment is too little for the number of associations and office bearers and we have many pending requests with the Railway Board," said AIRF general secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra, who commands the support of at least 14 lakh railwaymen.
In writing to the AIRF, Metairie, La., appraiser Dale Fleishmann, RM, wrote in late May, "There are so many costs involved with trying to get your life, home and business back in order ...
She also suggested that at a national level there should some place "for us to call in and let our members know where we are, and if we can help each other." This suggestion is currently among those under consideration by AIRF as they implement additional disaster relief best practices (see sidebar).