By Jonathan Collegio, NADA Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
The NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund is “poised and ready” to help dealership employees and their families impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Ida, announced Foundation Chairwoman Annette Sykora.
“For more than a decade, the Emergency Relief Fund has helped dealership employees and their families weather all kinds of natural disasters and tragedies, from Hurricane Katrina and Harvey, to wildfires, tornadoes and floods,” said Sykora, who is a Ford dealer in West Texas and a former NADA chairwoman. “The foundation is poised and ready to help dealership employees with needed financial assistance — and fast.”
NADA has been in close contact with Will Green, Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association President, who has toured the state to assess damages at dealerships and among dealership employees.
“The NADA Foundation is a truly unique way to help dealership employees and their families impacted by Hurricane Ida,” said Green. “The Foundation was pivotal in helping Louisiana families after the Baton Rouge floods of 2016, and going back to Hurricane Harvey. It’s the best way for dealers to help America’s network of dealership families.”
Employees impacted by Hurricane Ida can apply for assistance on the Foundation website at www.nadafoundation.org. Emergency grants up to $1,500 are given based on need and a sliding scale developed by the Foundation.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Donations to the Emergency Relief Fund are only distributed to Emergency Relief Fund disbursements and operations. To give to the Emergency Relief Fund, click here.