Thank you for the words of sympathy, support and offers of help. Yesterday’s tornado did devastating damage in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Three schools were affected with Plaza Towers Elementary taking a direct hit. This school had K to 3rd grade students. We have been told there are fatalities –teachers and students. Numbers are being bantered about as to how many deaths, injuries, etc. but we won’t know anything definite until the medical examiner completes his work and the search and rescue operations are finished. We also have members who work in other metro schools but live in Moore who have been impacted. It is a very devastating and heart breaking time for Oklahoma.
Many of you have asked how you can help. At OEA we have set up the OEA Disaster Relief Fund and the money will be going to OEA members who have sustained loss as a result of the tornado. You can direct your members to our website or go directly to the site for the OEA Disaster Relief Fund.
Again thank you for your support. We appreciate our NEA family.