Help Retirees Impacted By Houston Storm By Donating Today

On May 16, 2024, the Houston area of Texas experienced a severe thunderstorm event that created hurricane-force winds, causing significant destruction to homes, trees, and personal property throughout the region. The storm caused nearly 1 million residents to lose power, with many expected to remain without power for several days. The fatal storm comes on the heels of recent flooding, which was exacerbated by continuing rainfall.

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) already is aware of significant losses suffered by members to their homes and property.
Members, we are asking for your help! We are activating the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation’s (TRTF) Disaster Relief Fund to provide grants to retirees and active school personnel impacted by this storm.

TRTF is the charitable partner organization of TRTA. The TRTF Disaster Relief Fund is also assisting retirees and active educators impacted by the recent Panhandle wildfires, and more funds are needed to assist with the stunning impact of this devastating incident.

Will you please consider making a donation? To make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit and click on the Donate Now button near the top right of the screen.

The more money we raise, the more people we can help. TRTF will be providing as many grants as possible from the fund to help Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) members who are living in the Houston area.


If you or someone you know has experienced damage due to the Houston storm, please send an email to request an application to or call 1 (800) 880-1650. Please note that the TRTF Disaster Relief Short-Term application is not posted online.

Thank you for helping TRTF spread awareness of the Disaster Relief Fund and helping us achieve our mission to provide resources for retired TRS annuitants, as well as active and beginning teachers. To learn more about TRTF’s charitable programs, please visit

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