The Equipment Dealers Foundation Needs Help With Disaster Relief Efforts to Help Hurricane Florence Victims

Dear Equipment Industry Stakeholders:

As we’re sure you are aware, the last couple of weeks have been extremely challenging, to say the least, for parts of North and South Carolina and they aren’t out of the woods yet.  Record flooding following Hurricane Florence is expected in South Carolina this week with floodwaters continuing to create major issues for North Carolina.  We are requesting donations so that we may continue to offer support to those affected by the storm.

Among those affected are employees of local dealerships.  While the dealerships themselves may or may not have sustained significant damage, those who live and work in the area have surely been impacted in some way.  That’s where the Equipment Dealers Foundation comes in.

The Equipment Dealers Foundation has been providing grant assistance to employees of dealerships in areas where natural disasters have wreaked havoc since 2005, following Hurricane Katrina. The grant money awarded can be used for temporary housing, food, water and other necessities – whatever it takes to get these individuals and their families back up on their feet and enable them to stay in the area.

The EDF is proud to have distributed over $300,000 in funding for disaster relief since 2005, but flooding across the country in addition to hurricanes Harvey and Irma last year have severely depleted our reserves.  We’re calling on you to help us replenish our funds to ensure that we can continue to provide relief services to your friends, colleagues and partners.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to the Equipment Dealers Foundation today.  You can donate online at any time here, call our office at 636-349-5000 to pay with a credit card or mail a check to:

Equipment Dealers Foundation

165 N. Meramec Ave. Suite 430

St. Louis, MO 63105

If you are located in an affected area and have employees that need assistance, please contact Joe Dykes at jdykes@equipmentdealer.org for a grant application.

We appreciate your assistance and hope you have a wonderful day.

Thank you,

EDA