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AFT Disaster Relief - Donation Center

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The AFT Disaster Relief Fund is used throughout the year to provide support to members and communities directly impacted by a natural or man-made disaster. In the past this has included losses from hurricanes, wildfires flooding and earthquakes.

We’ve been coordinating with the teachers unions in countries that border Ukraine, including Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Through our disaster relief fund, we’re going to send money to these unions’ relief efforts. They’re setting up welcome programs in public schools for the children who have fled the horrific Russian invasion. In Poland they’re even caring for refugees in their offices and as of yet, they haven’t received any funds from the government to support the refugees. Eventually we hope to be able to send support to the teachers in Ukraine to open back up the schools after Russia is forced back out of the country.

Every dollar that we raise goes straight to relief efforts, without us taking away any overhead fees. Any money you can give today to the relief effort will directly help efforts to support the refugees. Be sure to select Ukraine in the drop down menu.

Through this link contributions can be made at any time. Options are for credit or debit card or ACH payments via your checking account.

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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: AFT Disaster Relief on the memo line. Checks received in the mail 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.

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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.