The fund was created to assist NAIFA members impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Falls Church (September 17, 2020) -- NAIFA has expanded access to the NAIFA Family Response Fund to benefit members of the association impacted by wildfires in California and Oregon. Officials in both states have said they expect the fires this season to result in unprecedented property losses and fatalities.
NAIFA originally created the fund to assist members affected by several hurricanes and later expanded it to help NAIFA members with unexpected out-of-pocket medical or funeral expenses related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Anyone who would like to donate and NAIFA members or dependents seeking assistance may do so online at www.cfacadiana.org/NAIFA.
“We often forget that insurance and financial professionals, while they are helping their clients during times of crisis, can also be victimized by natural disasters,” said NAIFA President Cammie Scott. “NAIFA Nation is like a family, and we will do what we can to help those suffering losses due to these horrible wildfires.”
NAIFA worked with its grant-management partner, the Community Foundation of Acadia, to establish the fund and is currently accepting contributions to meet pressing needs. The NAIFA Family Response Fund follows similar relief efforts NAIFA created for members affected by natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017, and Hurricane Florence in 2018.
ABOUT NAIFA: Founded in 1890, NAIFA is the oldest, largest and most prestigious association representing the interests of financial services professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. Our mission – to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members – is the reason NAIFA has consistently and resoundingly stood up for financial services professionals and called upon members to grow their knowledge while following the highest ethical standards in the industry. Visit www.naifa.org.