Picking Up The Pieces After a Disaster

Getting Back to Business … Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fire. If your business was damaged by a natural disaster, what would you do? Where would you go?

These are questions many of our industry colleagues have had to answer, which is why the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation (PPDRF) Business Recovery Fund was re-launched in the summer of 2011 with the Regional Association Council (RAC) taking over the day-to-day operations.

The purpose of the Business Recovery Fund is to help promotional product businesses “Get Back to Business” in the wake of a natural disaster. The fund can help replace lost equipment—computers, software, cell phones, office supplies, office furniture,  promotional products catalogs and samples—provide a work area, or other assistance needed to get a business back up and running as soon as possible.

Want to see a few examples of how important the Business Recovery Fund is in helping industry companies get back to business?

RAC’s 28 regional associations are integral to the success of the Business Recovery Fund by collecting donations, donating from their own coffers and helping to reach those in their area who have a need but not sure who to call. If you want to donate or know of someone in need, contact Laura McKinney, CAE at lauram@ppai.org or 972.258.3015.

Thanks for reading and making a difference.

Paul

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