Tuesday, May 24, was a dark day in Texas as we faced yet another school shooting — this one taking the lives of at least 19 children and two teachers.
We know every school employee across Texas is grieving with Uvalde families.
We are using our Disaster Relief Fund to support the families of those who lost their lives. Nothing we do will make the Robb Elementary community whole again. But we can come together to ensure every family impacted by yesterday’s horror receives financial support to help with their healing.
If you are able, please consider donating to support the school employees, students, and families dealing with a tremendous tragedy.
Through our Disaster Relief Fund, Texas AFT has a long history of helping our members in need during catastrophic events.
Whether our members have been affected by tornadoes, tropical storms, hurricanes, school shootings, or other catastrophic events, Texas AFT is ready to help — through disaster relief checks, safe places to stay, and hands-on cleanup help. Thanks to the generosity of AFT members, we have established our Texas AFT Disaster Relief Fund.
Our fund provides donors a tax-deductible opportunity to help others. 100% of proceeds are distributed to members.
What the Disaster Relief Fund Is Used For
These are just some recent situations in which your donations have been used to help members and their families:
- F3 Tornado damage to 20 campuses in Dallas ISD
- Hurricane Hanna flooding in the Rio Grande Valley
- Hurricane Harvey flooding in Houston and Gulf Coast
- Bastrop forest fires
No Texas AFT dues dollars are used for disaster relief assistance grants. All funds distributed to those in need are thanks to the generous donations from those willing and able to help.
For more disaster relief resources or hurricane preparedness tips, visit our dedicated resource page.