SAN ANTONIO, TX - Following the death of a fellow union member's daughter, the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association wants to extend its condolences and support for her.
The woman, a local teacher who has not been identified by the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel, lost her daughter to a disturbing act of domestic violence. She left behind three children, ages 2, 3, and 4. Now, the teacher has custody of her grandchildren.
This horrific event happened just after doctor advised her to take a leave of absence from teaching. The teacher does not have any leave days remaining and therefore is without any income to support herself and her small grandchildren.
"The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association Local 624 is one that supports all union members," said Christopher Steele, the president of SAPFFA. "We are reaching out to the community for any help you can offer this teacher and her precious grandchildren affected by this tragedy. One can only imagine the emotional pain they are dealing with right now."
Our brothers and sisters at the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel are doing everything they can to support this woman and her grandchildren by working through various agencies to try and find resources for her. They are hoping to also provide immediate relief in the form of monetary donations.
In an emailed statement from Shelley Potter, the president of the organization, she wrote, "She is part of our union family. This is what families do for each other. Please help us help her. Any monetary amount you can donate would be greatly appreciated. Thank you."
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If you have any questions, email Shelley Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org.