TRTF’s “A Helping Hand” and Disaster Relief Programs Are Here to Provide Assistance

Dear Friends,

This is an urgent call for your help. In the face of uncertainty, retired educators still need the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation to help them with pressing emergencies, such as paying for utilities, groceries, and medical bills.

As each of us experiences the COVID-19 outbreak on a different scale, TRTF is still providing grant funds to educators of the past, present, and future.

Retirees are applying for assistance through our “A Helping Hand” and Disaster Relief programs. We hear from many who are usually able to supplement their income through substitute teaching that they are not able to work right now and cannot pay their bills. Retirees already struggle to make ends meet, and this crisis is not only a serious concern for their health but also for their ability to work.

Please consider making a special gift today to help retirees throughout this crisis by donating online here.

We are working diligently to keep accepting applications for assistance online. The staff is currently processing 6 applications for “A Helping Hand.” Most “A Helping Hand” applicants need $1,000 or more in assistance just to get back on their feet. Even when many businesses are closed, retirees’ essential needs must be met and TRTF must be available when other agencies are not. Retirees still need to eat, pay for mortgages and rent, and receive medical care and prescriptions.

As a non-profit, we depend on donation revenue to keep our programs functioning. We cannot continue this important work without your support. Your investment will make a difference. Even $5 goes a long way. Thank you for being a friend of the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation.

TRTF is currently accepting applications for assistance. We are asking all applicants to submit their requests and paperwork electronically at this time. Please send all requests to




Tim Lee

TRTF State Coordinator (of behalf of the TRTF Board of Trustees) and TRTA Executive Director


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