The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) is making preparations to aid aftermarket families affected by hurricane Harvey.
“It is very early in the process, but our intention is to explore every avenue to identify aftermarket families that need our help during this unprecedented natural disaster,” said Bob Hirsch, AACF president.
“Although AACF doesn’t claim to be a disaster relief service, we will do our best to identify and assist those industry families that have immediate and unmet needs in keeping with our mission to support aftermarket families facing catastrophic circumstances,” said Joel Ayres, executive director of AACF.
AACF is asking for tax-deductible donations to help provide urgently needed funding. Donations can be made online, by mail at P.O. Box 865420, Orlando, FL, 32886, or by calling 772-286-5500.
“Clearly, we don’t know what shape our response is going to take yet,” Ayres continued. “What we do know is we’re going to need the generous support of our industry if we want to be in a position to respond. Thank you to all those who have already made contributions – donations of any amount are welcome. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who suffer during this profound time of crisis.”
AACF will provide additional updates on this initiative as they become available.
Meanwhile, the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) has made a donation to the American Red Cross and is urging its members to also make donations to help Hurricane Harvey victims.
“This is a time for members of the trailer industry to come together,” said Jesse Battle, NATDA executive director. “Not only do we have members in the area, but there are thousands of people that are in need. We hope this donation is the kickstart from our industry to show their support for the victims of this tragedy.”
Below are ways NATDA is encouraging its members to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey:
- Donate to emergency assistance and disaster relief with The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross
- Donate blood by contacting your local community’s blood banks
- Volunteer with the American Red Cross or The Salvation Army
- Donate to the Texas Diaper Bank
- Donate to the Animal Defense League of Texas
- Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund