Schoharie Teachers And You: Flood Relief

Tonight the 96-member Schoharie Teachers Association agreed to put $10,000 into a fund to insulate as many homes in the community as that amount will cover. This is on top of efforts of many members who have worked daily to help clean flooded homes down to the studs.

Schoharie TA members finish removing drywall from a flooded home.

“This uses up a very large amount of our treasury, but we have to help save our community,” said Martin Messner, local president.

This week union members will get information and applications out to members in the community. Other criteria for the “STAY: Flood Relief” program are:

  • Homes and businesses must be within the Schoharie school district;
  • Building to be insulated must be structurally sound;
  • Walls to be insulated must be free of mold, debris and nails;

Those homes and businesses that want insulation installed at no charge must fill out an application and it must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and mailed to Messner, President, Schoharie Teachers’ Association, 298 Colby Rd., Schoharie, NY, 12157.

Homes and businesses must be available to be measured Oct. 1 or 2. Insulation will be installed Oct. 8-9.

Volunteers are needed to help insulate so have your work gloves ready for Columbus Day weekend, because that’s when union members expect to insulate from 40 to 60 buildings, perhaps more if additional donations come in.

If you would like to donate to this effort, make the check out to Schoharie Teachers’ Association and put “insulation relief” in the memo line.

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