TPEA Donates $6,000 to State Agency Employees Affected by Harvey

October 13, 2017

Texas Public Employees Association Will Contribute $6,000 to Relief Funds for Agency Employees

Posted 10/13/17

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA) is donating $6,000 to relief funds for State of Texas employees affected by Hurricane Harvey. State employees worked around the clock responding to Harvey—conducting water rescues, clearing roads, ensuring water quality, evacuating prisons and more—and many themselves experienced catastrophic damage to their own homes.

“During crises like Harvey, the value of the state workforce, which largely goes unnoticed on a normal day, is on full display,” says Gary W. Anderson, TPEA executive director. “Once we saw the extent of the devastation, we wanted to respond to the needs of state employees in the area.”

TPEA designed and sold a T-shirt featuring the hashtag #IWork4UTX, showcasing the contributions of state employees to the people of Texas. The association also created an online clearinghouse listing relief resources for the state workforce. TPEA will deliver $1,000 checks to relief funds for employees of six agencies:

  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Donations are being delivered in October.

About the Texas Public Employees Association

Founded in 1946, the Texas Public Employees Association is the oldest and largest legislative advocacy organization for Texas state employees. The nonunion, nonpartisan membership association has 15,000 active and retired state employee members across the state.

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