New Jersey teachers organizing library books
CTA Board votes $10,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief
State affiliates like the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) are working to get students and teachers back to the business of teaching and learning in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. And CTA is helping, too, with a $10,000 donation and offers of support through state affiliates to members who were personally affected by the storm.
NJEA staff and members spent several weekends gathering school supplies to fill teacher kits and backpacks for students. Resources for NJEA members and volunteers are posted on www.njea.org. Other efforts include providing resources to members as they assist their students in coping with the effects of the storm.
Thanksgiving and holiday gift card drives are under way to assist NJEA members who were personally affected by the storm.
In addition, plans are under way to utilize NJEA Back to School Fund assets to assist members in need and provide guidance to local and county associations that also want to assist severely impacted members. Members and others may contribute to the fund via NJEA’s website, www.njea.org.