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Hurricane Resources & Relief

Creative Commons: Hurricane Harvey Rescue Houston, TX

Help the victims of hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey - or seek relief if you are in need.

Hurricane Maria Resources and Relief

The need for help continues after hurricane Maria's devastation in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Members like you stepped up to raise funds following Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and now our brothers and sisters plundered by Maria need us more than ever.

Click the button to donate. Help the victims rebuild and get back on their feet by making a donation. 

Hurricane Irma Resources and Relief for NEA-FEA Members

NEA has joined forces with AFT to create the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for members of the Florida Education Association.

Creative Commons: Hurricane Irma Rescue, Coast Guard News

NEA has joined forces with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in establishing the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for members living in Florida. The AFT Foundation is accepting donations for hurricane relief that will go directly to educators living in the state of Florida.




Click the botton to donate. Help our brothers and sisters in Florida get back on their feet by making a donation.

The Florida Education Association has a complete set of Hurricane Irma-related resources on their home page at: On this page you will find a collection of resources and links to help you navigate this disaster and offer help to fellow union members, friends, family and loved ones.

NEA Member Benefits Assistance

NEA Member Benefits is here to support educators in tough times. For members affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Hurricane Irma, including damage to a house, auto, or classroom as the result of the hurricanes, visit for more information about which NEA MB Partner offers might apply to you and your situation. You may also contact the Member Service Center toll-free at 1-800-637-4636.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for NEA-TSTA Members
TSTA/NEA activate Hurricane Harvey relief fund

The NEA Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund is helping TSTA and NEA members displaced by the storm and to assist the schools where they work. These educators have had the double task of rebuilding their own lives as well as helping rebuild the lives of their displaced students.

For Members in Texas, click here for the TSTA relief application form (PDF).

Visit for more information on efforts in Texas.

Resources for Educators, Students and Families

Creative Commons: Hurricane Irma Rescue, Coast Guard News

American Red Cross The American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by this disaster.

The American School Counselor Association provides an extensive list of resources for helping kids deal with hurricanes and floods.

Colorin Colorado Colorin Colorado is a bilingual web site for educators and families has information on how to help children after a natural disaster and additional resources.

Houston Humane Society helps marshal care and shelter for pets in the area.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network “After the Hurricane: Helping Young Children Heal”

Texas Area Food Banks are working around the clock to provide food boxes, shelter meals and cleaning supplies to families.

United Way provides basic needs such as food, shelter and medicine, as well as the long-term recovery services.

Additional Resources

Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Cope with Hurricane Harvey (Save the Children)
Remembering Hurricane Katrina: 15 Moving Books for Kids of All Ages (Brightly)
Recommended Children's Books About Hurricanes (ThoughtCo)
Talk to Your Kids About Hurricanes (Scholastic)


Puerto Rico public schools may not reopen for weeks | October 1, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey: How to help 
Being part of NEA means being part of a family—a huge and caring family—that reaches out to members when disaster strikes. We are stepping forward in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

from NEA's press center

NEA members help brothers and sisters affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey
Sept 12, 2017 - NEA and AFT join forces to help those displaced by Irma

National Education Association launches Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund 
Aug 30, 2017 - TSTA/NEA members already are rolling up sleeves and helping families displaced by Hurricane Harvey.