Fight Back Friday: Help Sandy victims

To just get a glimpse of the physical, financial and emotional challenges Superstorm Sandy caused to a few of NYSUT’s members, read the December issue of The Word, the newsletter of the Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College.

Here’s a link to it online.

You’ll read about:

  • Michael Berrell, who, what he didn’t lose to flood waters, he lost to fire.
  • Andy Monahan, who now lives in the second floor of his home while the the first floor is rebuilt.
  • Christine Kulis, whose son lost his entire home three months after his triplets were born.

And more.

I kept returning to The Word‘s Sandy stories when recent political dealings about federal aid for disaster victims were revealed this week. One positive is that the many needs of those devastated by the October hurricane got attention. Another is, stung by the criticism, there are promises aid will finally come through.

Frankly, you don’t have to wait for the feds, and you can remain confident that 100 percent of your donation goes to direct aid if you give to the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund.

You can help by giving to NYSUT’s Disaster Relief Fund. Hundreds of NYSUT members continue to struggle in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Throw them a lifeline.

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