When educators are ‘storm troopers’

The latest edition of NYSUT United is in your mailboxes this week.

There’s an extensive article about the needs of NYSUT members impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

The entire single-floor home of Jodi Rebholz, a member of the North Babylon Teachers Organization, and Stephen Rebholz was flooded and will require extensive repair, including replacing the heating and electrical systems.

“My friends from work were like storm troopers,” Jodi says in the article.

Here’s a picture of the couple in their garage, which is now storage for their belongings.

Jodi and Stephen Rebholz look over the possessions they could save from the flood.

Besides lending a literal hand, NYSUT members from across the state are providing funds to help their union brothers and sisters through these difficult times. Click here for the link to donate online. The union hopes to raise $250,000 by tomorrow, so any help you can provide is much appreciated. Hundreds remain homeless and, because NYSUT administers the fund and takes nothing for overhead, every cent of your donation goes directly to someone in need.

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  1. John Smith February 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Nice article, but “Storm troopers” does not really carry a positive connotation. It brings to mind ideas of the NAZI ‘storm troopers’ or even the ones in Star Wars.

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