Disaster Relief Resources

Communicator
September 2017, Volume 41, Issue 1

Recent natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have destroyed many school communities around Houston and Florida, leaving students, staff, and the education community picking up the pieces. School leaders across the nation can help play an important role to support those schools impacted by the hurricanes.

Here are resources educators can use to help give those schools affected by the storm the support they need.

  • The School Superintendent Association (AASA) has launched a national relief effort –in collaboration with state affiliates—to assist those most severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AASA has a clearinghouse of resources available on hurricane relief at http://bit.ly/2flL5lJ.
  • The Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) Foundation is raising funds to directly go to students and teachers in four  Florida schools impacted by Hurricane Irma who identified the most need including: Lee Elementary School of Technology, Stanley Switlik Elementary School, Marathon Middle High School, and Immokalee High School. Donate directly to the organizations GoFundMe campaign here.
  • The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) provides general guidelines on how schools can support their students in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, both short-term and long-term throughout the recovery period. View a list of resources here.
  • Learning First Alliance (LFA) compiled a list of tips and resources that includes NAESP's Report to Parents and other organizational tools available to those school communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. View the tip sheets here.

 

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