EDF collecting donations for disaster relief following Hurricane Irma

While the Houston area begins to recover from Hurricane Harvey, Florida is now assessing the damage from Hurricane Irma.  As the number of people in need of assistance continues to rise, the Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF) is continuing to collect donations for its Disaster Relief Fund.

The Disaster Relief Fund helps offset the financial demands of dealers and their employees who are affected by natural disasters. Grant money can be used for temporary housing, food, water and other necessities.

“It’s almost unbelievable that just weeks after Harvey, another devastating hurricane makes landfall in the U.S.,” said Joe Dykes, VP of industry relations for the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA). “Since Hurricane Harvey, we have received several Disaster Relief Applications daily, and we expect a similar response from those affected by Irma in Florida. We need the support of the ag community to make sure we have enough funds to help the victims of these hurricanes.”

All funds raised will go directly to assist equipment dealers and their employees. Donations can be made using the following downloadable pledge card: https://www.equipmentdealer.org/storage/app/media/EDF_Donation_Card.pdf

Checks should be made payable to Equipment Dealers Foundation and mailed to the following address:

Equipment Dealers Foundation
165 N. Meramec Ave., Suite 430
St. Louis, MO 63105

If you prefer to donate using a credit card, please call EDA’s office at (636) 349-5000.

For those seeking assistance as a result of Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, EDA is here to help! Please call for additional information or complete the Disaster Relief Application.