TRTF Asks for Donations to Disaster Relief Program Due to Winter Storm Uri

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) would like to remind everyone that there is a foundation program designated specifically to help those Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) members who have been affected by natural disasters in our state.

Last week, millions of Texans suffered record-breaking low temperatures and suffered without electricity, heat, and running water due to winter storm Uri. Many homes were destroyed due to flooding from broken pipes, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.

Many TRS retirees do not have substantial savings to help them endure and recover from these types of unpredictable disasters.

Our Foundation supports educators of the past, present, and future, and has provided more than $204,800 to retirees and active teachers during natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and winter storms.

Now, TRTF desperately needs your help once more! We already have received requests for assistance from more than 110 retirees, and our Disaster Relief Fund cannot meet the needs of everyone who has asked for help at this time.

How You Can Help

Please help us provide emergency funds to retirees in need by making a donation to the TRTF Disaster Relief Program today! Your donation, no matter the amount, will help TRTF respond to requests for emergency assistance immediately and provide much-needed support to retirees.

Let us know if you know of a retiree who needs help! Many may have limited access to communications services, and you may be a lifeline between TRTF and someone in need. Contact us at 1.800.880.1650 (ask for Sarah) or send an email to

Thank You!

Thank you for giving hope during this time of uncertainty and every day for retirees in need. Your support helps TRTF to be ready at a moment’s notice when sudden and unavoidable disasters occur.

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