AFT Disaster Relief - Donation Center

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Entire towns have been burned to the ground, people are fleeing, the sky is full of smoke, and all of this is happening during a health pandemic, where it’s dangerous to seek refuge with other people. These are the worst fires in generations, maybe ever. While it’s undeniable climate change is real, that is an issue for this year’s election. Now we have to help those who have been severely affected by the fires.

We’re opening up our Disaster Relief Fund to help make sure that the school bus drivers, teachers, school cafeteria workers, college faculty, graduate workers, other school staff and nurses who are directly impacted by the fires have support from us.

You can give directly to the fund, and 100 percent of the money will go to disaster relief. Help us help these people in crisis.

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If you prefer to mail a check, make it out to AFT Disaster Relief Fund and mail to: AFT Disaster Relief Fund; 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW; Washington DC 20001. Please note: Wildfire Relief on the memo line. Checks will be deposited electronically to your bank so you may see a debit on your account rather than a check deposited through your bank.


On behalf of the American Federation of Teachers, I would like to convey our sincere appreciation for your donation to the AFT Disaster Relief Fund.

Activated by the AFT in the wake of disasters like hurricanes, super storm Sandy and tornadoes, which caused severe devastation in LA, TX, FL, NY, NJ and OK, the relief fund provides assistance to AFT members who suffered unexpected losses as a result of natural disasters. Grants from the fund not only provide stricken members with assistance so they can return to their normal lives, but also let them know that they have the support of their union brothers and sisters across the United States.

Your donation will go a long way in helping scores of union members and public employees begin the recovery process. Thank you again for your help.

Do you know others who would like to help? Share this link to tell others about the AFT Disaster Relief Fund.

Thank you again for your donation,

Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers

This acknowledgement verifies your charitable contribution to the American Federation of Teachers Disaster Relief Fund (AFT DRF). The AFT DRF in return for this contribution provided no goods or services. Please print or save this message as documentation for income tax purposes as this contribution may be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law for those individuals who itemize their taxes. The AFT DRF is a 501(c)(3) organization.