NAIFA has opened access to the NAIFA Family Response Fund to assist members of the association impacted by devastating flooding in Kentucky that resulted in a federal disaster declaration covering many of the state’s counties. In addition to widespread flooding, severe storms, mudslides, and wind and tornado damage have resulted in significant property losses and fatalities.
NAIFA originally created the NAIFA Family Response Fund to assist members affected by earlier hurricanes and later expanded it to help NAIFA members with unexpected out-of-pocket medical or funeral expenses related to the COVID-19 outbreak. It has also been open to members affected by severe winter storms and wildfires.
"People turn to their insurance and financial professionals when disaster strikes and NAIFA members are always there to help,” said NAIFA President Lawrence Holzberg, LUTCF, LACP. “But we often forget that agents and advisors are also directly impacted by natural disasters. NAIFA Nation is a family and we are always quick to step up when we see our family members in need.”
Anyone who would like to donate and NAIFA members or dependents seeking assistance may do so on the NAIFA Family Response Fund web page.
NAIFA worked with its grant-management partner, the Community Foundation of Acadiana, 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 other natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017, Hurricane Florence in 2018, Western U.S. wildfires in 2020, Hurricane Ida in 2021, and devastating Texas winter storms in 2021.