PPAI and PPDRF Business Recovery Fund Ready to Help Promotional Products Industry Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), 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 in the form of the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation Business Recovery Fund to assist promotional products industry members and non-members seriously affected by the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
PPAI urges affected industry members to contact PPAI at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) for assistance with specific needs to restart their business, to update their contact information, with questions, or to report a business outage. The PPDRF 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 PPAI disaster recovery hotline at email@example.com 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 can be 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 the RAC
Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation Business Recovery Fund
The Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation (PPDRF) – Business Recovery Fund, managed by the Regional Association Council (RAC), 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 up and running as soon as possible.
For more information on the Business Recovery Fund, visit http://www.regionalassociation.org/business-recovery-fund/.