Resources for Members Affected by Hurricane Ian

disaster relief

Hurricane Ian is taking an incredible toll on many of our NYSUT members in Florida who have lost their homes and possessions. We encourage those members in need to apply for relief, and to consult the additional resources listed below. Those looking to support impacted members can make a donation.


NYSUT Disaster Relief and Scholarship Fund
If you're a NYSUT member whose primary residence was impacted by Hurricane Ian, you may apply for relief from the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund, the union’s 501(c)3 charitable organization.

NYSUT Peer Support Line
Members who may be impacted by Hurricane Ian and are having difficulty coping emotionally and/or with the property damage that has occurred may call the union's Peer Support Line at 844-444-0152.

Florida Division of Emergency Management
Information about evacuations and help available to residents in the path of the storm.

Department of Elder Affairs
A good resource for seniors who need assistance after the storm.


About the Fund

NYSUT is committed to helping members in times of need through its NYSUT Disaster Relief and Scholarship Fund.

One of the charitable purposes of the fund is to promote and enhance the welfare of NYSUT members who are in need of assistance because of the occurrence of a natural or man-made disaster.

The NYSUT Disaster Relief and Scholarship Fund provides relief support for eligible losses stemming from: (a) man-made occurrences (such as an accidental house fire); (b) natural disasters not designated as federally declared qualified disasters (such as weather related storm damage); and (c) federally declared qualified disasters (such as flooding).

NYSUT Disaster Relief Grants are made possible primarily by donations from NYSUT Members along with support from NYSUT, AFT and NEA Member Benefits.


For more information

For questions about the fund, please contact the NYSUT Disaster Relief & Scholarship Fund at 1-800-342-9810.

If you would like to speak to someone about your circumstances, please contact NYSUT Social Services at 1-800-342-9810.