Ariens Company recently donated $10,000 to the Equipment Dealers Association’s (EDA’s) Disaster Relief Fund, administered through the organization’s foundation. Donations to the relief fund will go directly to equipment dealerships and their employees in Hurricane Harvey’s affected areas surrounding Houston, Texas.
In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the EDA’s foundation created a disaster relief fund and, since its inception, provided $286,000 in grants to employees of equipment dealerships affected by natural disasters. Contributions will help hurricane victims find shelter, transportation, and money for food, clothing, school supplies, medicine and countless other daily needs.
“Texas is home to many of our very strong dealers and we have a long history of partnering with great businesses in this resilient state,” said Ariens Company Chairman/CEO Dan Ariens. “We know that our friends and their families will band together, with the help of the EDA and so many others donating both time and resources, to rebuild and create cities that are even stronger than before.”
As a member of the EDA, Ariens Company is encouraging other members of the green industry to support this cause. To donate, please call the EDA’s foundation office at (636) 349-5000. For more information about the EDA, please visit www.equipmentdealer.org.