Texas Retired Teachers Foundation: Building a Brighter Future

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The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) donated $6,500 to Restore West ISD, a project dedicated to rebuilding the schools of West, Texas, which were destroyed in a fertilizer plant explosion in April, 2013. You can help continue TRTF’s a charitable works by sharing this video and donating online at www.trtf.org
The West Independent School District held a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 30 to celebrate the construction of a new high school and middle school campuses. The ceremony was part of the Restore West ISD project, to which the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) donated $6,500.

West ISD is still recovering from the effects of a catastrophic fertilizer plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013. The explosion destroyed three of West ISD’s 4 school campuses and left deep emotional wounds throughout the rural town’s community.

Jan Hungate, West ISD’s superintendent, spoke during the ceremony about how the groundbreaking marked the second coming of West High School.

“We are thrilled beyond words that we are right here having a new beginning,” said Hungate.

The ceremony featured a performance from the school band, as well as speeches from the high school class presidents. The student speeches expressed a desire to return to normalcy, and a fervent anticipation of the new high school.

“It was very important to me that this day be all about the students,” said Hungate.

TRTF’s Foundation Month runs throughout the month of November. We hope to raise $100,000 this year to fund charitable causes such as the “Helping Hand” program. Please donate today.

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