Fw: They need your help
- Dear Romi,
Thank you to the hundreds of members who have already donated thousands of dollars to the AFT Disaster Relief Fund to help your fellow unionists recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. The storm affected members up and down the East Coast, but the needs of our brothers and sisters in New Jersey and New York are especially great.
Please donate to the AFT Disaster Relief Fund today. You can make a tax-deductible contribution online by clicking here, or by mailing a check to:
AFT Disaster Relief Fund
American Federation of Teachers, 12th floor
555 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
In addition, we have two others ways you can help:
1. Through matching grants to DonorsChoose.org, which supports worthy school projects that have been set up by educators affected by the storm. Current projects include things like graphing calculators to replace ones lost in the storm, school supplies for teachers and students who were displaced by the storm, and nonperishable food items for students and families.
Click here to fund a project on DonorsChoose.
2. Donate to First Book, one of AFT's community partners, which is helping families and students replace books lost during Superstorm Sandy. Your donation will be combined with matching funds—$25,000 from the AFT and $10,000 from the Albert Shanker Institute. Every $2.50 you contribute will provide a new book to a child affected by the storm.
Click here to donate to First Book.
The AFT has set up an online Superstorm Sandy resource guide that includes links to all of these donation options as well as much more information for members affected by the storm.
Thank you again for your generosity in helping fellow AFT members begin to recover and move forward after Superstorm Sandy.
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