“A HAND UP” is the program that the Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation has developed to help our fellow teachers who have fallen on hard times.  The foundation will give a retired teacher up to $1000 as a grant to help them with a financial problem.  This might be for extra health expenses, a flooded home, a car that needs major repairs, or any other emergency.  All the person has to do is find the application on the ISTA web site and fill it out.  It is a simple, one-page application that explains the need.  Unfortunately, some of our retirees are shy about asking for help.