In the wake of recent severe flooding in a Louisiana parish far from home, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association has come to the aid of professional colleagues in that part of the country. The PTHEA has sent a relief check in the amount of $750 to teachers at Southside Elementary School in Denham Springs, LA, one of the hardest hit flood stricken facilities in that state. “This terrible tragedy drew very little attention, with all the focus on the elections and the summer Olympics,” said Susan Jamieson, a second grade teacher at Lake Hiawatha school in Parsippany. It did not go unnoticed by Jamieson, however, who saw the devastation in photos in a Facebook group she had joined for second grade teachers. “I saw so much devastation that I reached out to a teacher there who was volunteering in a shelter for displaced persons,” she continued. “They were out of school for five or six weeks and I remembered how others helped us during Sandy four years ago.” Indeed, a number of schools reached out to assist when Lake Hiawatha School lost its roof in the hurricane.