|VACAVILLE – Vacaville Teachers Association (VTA) is donating $3,000 to the City of Vacaville Family Resource Center.
VTA President Todd Blanset says union members requested a donation be made to the Vacaville FIRST Office, Family Resource Center.
“In this time of great need, VTA members see Vacaville FIRST as a great resource to help families navigate tough times and right now, they need all the help they can get. If families can get the help and support they need, that helps our students. We’re happy that we are in a position to give to a deserving cause.”
VTA members, who help their students during good times and bad, felt it was the right thing to do for families in the community. “We appreciate all Vacaville FIRST does for our students’ and their families,” Blanset said.
Vacaville FIRST works with families in crisis, providing basic needs assistance, parenting education, assistance with rent, utilities and food, domestic violence support groups, counseling services and other resources.
In accepting the donation, Gloria Diaz, Clinical Services administrator, thanked the Vacaville union members and noted the donation “will help in a variety of ways. Many of our families are already low-income and too many have lost their jobs because of COVID-19. They are struggling with rent and utilities,” she said. “When families are stressed, it’s more difficult for them to make appropriate decisions when there is nothing out there, we try to fill in that gap.”
|The Vacaville Teachers Association is affiliated with the 310,000-member California Teachers Association and the 3-million-member National Education Association.