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RELIEF FUND CRITERIA,
APPLICATION FORM RELEASED
Pres. Linda Hampton and members of the OEA Tornado Relief Fund have established criteria for OEA members to access money from the Fund. Following are the criteria and an application form.
NEA President Talks about Oklahoma Heroes
Watch Dennis Van Roekel’s powerful commentary on heroes of the May 20 tornado – the teachers and support professionals of Moore Public Schools. You can also listen to an audio-only recording of his remarks.
From NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
“There are no words to convey our sorrow over the tragic loss that has been suffered by Oklahoma’s families. Our hearts are broken over the students and educators killed in the storm and we commend the educators who put their lives on the line to protect the children in these schools—every single one is a hero who will not be forgotten. We will stand with the families of those lost and injured and the communities suffering as they work to rebuild their homes and their lives.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the members of Oklahoma Education Association, who have lost students, friends, and colleagues. The more than 3 million members of the NEA family stand ready to help OEA and the Moore, Okla., community however we can in the days and weeks ahead.”
A statement for Linda Hampton, OEA President, on the May 20
“Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. The loss of life is devastating. We want to thank each and every school employee who willingly put their life on the line to protect their students. We have heard stories of bravery where school employees used their bodies as human shields to protect students from flying debris. The Oklahoma spirit is reflected in John 15:13: Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
OEA members now have the option to receive the monthly Education Focus, via our website rather than by regular mail. Learn more.
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