As the tragic fires in Southern California continue to worsen, the CFT has set up an emergency relief fund for members who have suffered catastrophic losses in the fires. Already we know that more than a dozen CFT members have lost everything, while many more have been forced to evacuate their homes.
Sadly, these fires are all too fresh in our memories, as many CFT members endured the North Bay fires just two short months ago. As the fires now rage in Southern California, the need once again is great. If you are able, we ask that you please consider donating to the CFT Disaster Relief Fund. Contributions of any amount will go a long way in helping our brothers and sisters get through the crisis.
Finally, if you have lost your home or are in need of financial assistance because of the fires, please let us know. Contact CFT Deputy Executive Director Sarah Callahan at 415-686-4331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
President, California Federation of Teachers