Support Families and School Communities in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Families and school communities in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands remain without power and access to basic necessities and schools remain closed.

The National PTA acknowledges the leadership of Puerto Rico PTA President Vivian Ruiz and Virgin Islands PTA President Richard Muhammad during this difficult time and would like to request donations to their association’s Disaster Relief Fund, which was established to respond to tragedies that grievously disrupt a school or education system. One hundred percent of donations to the fund will go directly to PTAs and schools in need and will help provide important supplies for students and teachers when schools reopen.

We also encourage our members to donate basic necessities and/or make a financial contribution to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster or other similar organizations to help the children and families that need it most.

Jim Accomando,
National PTA President 

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