Hurricane Irma: Recovery The long road to recovery from Hurricane Irma has begun. FEA is helping coordinate recovery efforts for members affected in the state, in addition to collecting donations. Below is some of the highlighted information that we have found that may be most useful for our members. Click here to read more.
We will continue updating our site as information becomes available. Stay safe.
Click below to donate to the recovery effort.
*FEA Members only* Click here to apply for FEA Disaster Relief: The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to FEA members who are victims of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.
Applications for relief funding must be received no later than September 29, 2017 to be considered. FEA reserves the right to close the application process earlier than September 29, 2017.
The maximum amount donated to each member will be $100
Websites with important information:
FEMA coordinates response to disasters occurring within the United States. Those who have suffered significant damage to their homes can apply for government assistance on their home page: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer – Visit this site to read up on solving insurance-related issues after a natural disaster and to find a toll-free insurance consumer helpline. The helpline is available Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST.
Legal Answers related to Hurricane Irma – The Florida Bar has raised the income qualifying cap for its online legal clinic, Florida Free Legal Answers, to ensure that Floridians can access the site and post questions related to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 attorneys signed up to volunteer for the site, which ordinarily matches low-income Floridians with attorneys who can answer basic legal questions. The site is a collaboration between the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, which approved the qualifying cap increase.
The Children and Disasters webpage reflects resources available to support the integration and implementation of children’s disaster related needs into preparedness, planning, response and recovery efforts initiated by state, local and tribal governments, as well as stakeholders responsible for the temporary care of children.
Emergency Financial Toolkit – This toolkit is designed to help you organize your financial information before and after an emergency.
NEA Member Benefits – NEA Member Benefits has announced that many of their benefit partners are offering special assistance to members in need. Their site has a list of contact information for our partners and details on specific assistance they have available.
AFT Resources – AFT has compiled their own resource page which includes helpful information about everything from fact sheets on cleaning up after a storm, a link with tips for students that receive financial aid, to helping students cope after a natural disaster.
Emergency Food Assistance Programs:
If you are a teacher or other instructional personnel click here.
If you are non-instructional/educational support personnel (clerical, paraprofessional, etc) click here.
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