March 09, 2022

NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund seeks donations to help Ukraine citizens

Author: Kara Smith
Source:  NYSUT Communications
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UPDATE: A lesson on hope amid Ukrainian war.

Four NYSUT members joined a delegation of 15 educators from across the nation in July for a two-week summer camp to work with students from Poland and war-torn Ukraine. The trip — organized by the American Federation of Teachers and partner organizations — was designed for English language immersion for 12-to-15-year-olds affected by the disruptions of war. August 2022.

For the citizens of Ukraine, the last few weeks have been a nightmare.

On Feb. 24, Russia launched a military invasion against Ukraine, the first of its kind against a sovereign European nation since World War II. In the days since, the world has watched in horror as the brave citizens of Ukraine have rallied and fought back against the Russian invaders.

To help the people of Ukraine, the statewide union encourages members and the general public to consider donations to the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund, the union’s 501(c)3 charitable organization.

NYSUT will be partnering with relief agencies to make sure that the funds collected get to the people in areas that are most in need due to this humanitarian crisis.

“This is a time for all citizens to join together to support the Ukrainian people as they fight for their lives and the future of their nation,” said NYSUT Secretary-Treasurer, J. Philippe Abraham whose office manages the Disaster Relief Fund. “Their fight is everyone’s fight and I encourage all, who are able to contribute, to lend a helping hand.”



Funded through voluntary donations, the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund provides relief for eligible losses stemming from man-made occurrences, such as an accidental house fire; natural disasters, such as weather-related storm damage; and federally declared qualified disasters such as flooding. To donate, visit NYSUT assumes 100 percent of the administrative costs associated with the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund.