Hurricane preparedness & relief

Hurricane season has started and communities in the Caribbean, up and down the Atlantic and in the Gulf coastal areas are all potentially in the hurricane zone.   

While federal and state government will help, in these times of disaster we, as a union family, must respond as we have in past crises.

On this page you will find resources and links that can offer help in the wake of this disaster to fellow union members, friends, family and loved ones.

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

AFT MEMBER BENEFITS

All AFT members are now covered by our Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy. Learn more here.

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS, STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Colorín Colorado has information on how to help immigrant students and families understand and cope with natural disasters.

Share My Lesson has lesson plans to help you and your students understand and cope with natural disasters.

Federal Student Aid has information for students and borrowers.

Food Research & Action center has information on how federal nutrition programs are responding to meet the needs of those affected by natural disasters.

FACT SHEETS

The Center for Disease Control has an excellent section on natural disasters and severe weather. In particular, visit the section on floods. Included are resources on what do do after the storm, regarding hygiene, reentering your home, and more.

Other information and resources:

Disaster Relief

Please consider donating to the AFT Disaster Relief Fund to help our members and affected communities rebuild in the wake of recent hurricanes. 

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