Hurricane Sandy Relief: Let Us Help

 

 

Friends,

PPAI and the Promotional Products Disaster Relief Foundation (PPDRF) Business Recovery Fund are here to do all we can for promotional products industry members and non-members who are adversely affected by natural disaster.

The BRF is here to serve all those directly affected by Hurricane Sandy by helping to replace lost equipment and supplies—computers, cell phones, office supplies, promotional products catalogs and samples, and by helping to provide a work area or give other assistance as needed to get a business back up and running as soon as possible.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, we encourage you to contact us at BRF@ppai.org or 888-I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) for assistance with specific needs to re-start a business, or to report a business outage.

Your generous contributions have helped make the Business Recovery Fund available to assist our fellow promotional products associates in their time of need. At this time, we ask for your continued support by making a donation to the Business Recovery Fund online.

Thank you for your help and for sharing this information with those who need it most. Additional information is included in the alert below.

We are so grateful to you for supporting our efforts.

Sincerely,

 

Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI President & CEO

 

 

Jeff Thomas, MAS, PPDRF Business Recovery Fund Chair

~~~~~

MEDIA ALERT

PPAI And PPDRF Business Recovery Fund Stands Ready To Help Promotional Products COMPANIES AFFECTED By Hurricane Sandy

Industry Members Adversely Affected By Hurricane Sandy Encouraged To Contact BRF For Assistance And To Post Business Outage Notices

IRVING, Texas (Oct. 28, 2012) – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI; www.ppai.org), the world’s largest and oldest international not-for-profit promotional products association in conjunction with the Regional Association Council (RAC), is offering disaster relief to assist promotional products industry members and non-members seriously affected by Hurricane Sandy in the form of the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation Business Recovery Fund.

PPAI urges affected industry members to contact PPAI at BRF@ppai.org or 888-I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) for assistance with specific needs to re-start their business, to update their contact information, with questions or to report a business outage. The Business Recovery Fund has information and resources on its website about how to prepare for a disaster.

“Hurricane Sandy could affect the promotional products industry all along the East Coast, and PPAI and the PPDRF Business Recovery Fund are prepared to help,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. “I encourage the industry to reach out and help with recovery efforts to get our fellow promotional products industry members back up and running.”

HOW TO HELP

  • CONTACT affected members. Identify specific needs. Report business outages to the PPAI disaster recovery hotline at BRF@ppai.org or 972-258-3063.  Outage notices will be posted to PPAI sites upon receipt.
  • DONATE to the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Business Recovery Fund: Financial contributions can be made online or directed to the Promotional Products Business Recovery Fund, care of PPAI RAC, 3125 Skyway Circle North, Irving, Texas 75038. This fund is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions will be tax deductible. Donations help enable the PPDRF Business Recovery Fund to prepare for and provide assistance to the promotional products industry in response to disasters.
  • SEND donation proposals for goods, materials and services essential to operating and managing a distributor sales office or supplier manufacturing facility to BRF@ppai.org.

“This year, the ‘15 for the Fund’ campaign has generated much needed funds and awareness for the Business Recovery Fund, and we are grateful for the support from the promotional products community,” said Jeff Thomas, MAS, Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation Business Recovery Fund chair. “But when disaster strikes, it is even more critical that the industry continue to answer the call and make donations to help those devastated by unexpected natural disasters like hurricane Sandy begin the recovery process.”

The Business Recovery Fund has been set up to help promotional products industry members and non-members get back to business in the wake of a natural disaster. The fund can help replace lost equipment and supplies—computers, cell phones, office supplies, promotional products catalogs and samples, provide a work area, or give other assistance as needed to get a business up and running as soon as possible.

About Regional Association Council
Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation – Business Recovery Fund

The Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation (PPDRF) Business Recovery Fund, managed by the Regional Association Council, and, first used in 2005, helps those industry members devastated by natural disaster.  The purpose of the Business Recovery Fund is to help members and nonmembers get back to business in the wake of a natural disaster.  The fund can help replace lost equipment and supplies—computers, cell phones, office supplies, promotional products catalogs and samples—provide a work area, or give other assistance as needed to get a business back up and running as soon as possible. For more information visit the PPDRF BRF website.

 ###

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s