PPA Establishes Disaster Relief Fund for Member Photographers Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

September 21, 2017

Hurricane Relief Fund to be matched by 30,000-member Association.

ATLANTA, GA (September 21, 2017) - As the affected areas struggle to cope with the devastation and loss caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and in anticipation of upcoming potentially threatening storms, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has taken steps to assist photographers as they rebuild their lives. The PPA Board of Directors has secured up to $100,000 in matching funds for the Disaster Relief Fund as the Association continues its fundraising efforts.

“While PPA is not known as a relief organization, we are happy that through PPA Charities we can reach out to support our affected members with some assistance during the difficult recovery process from these devastating storms,” said Rob Behm, PPA President.

PPA Disaster Relief Fund is managed through PPA Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization. The intent is to disburse the money collected to PPA photographers located in the areas affected by the recent storms. PPA is challenging its other members, along with vendors and suppliers in the photographic industry, to join forces by contributing to the relief fund. Donations can be made at PPA.com/DisasterRelief. The grant will distribute funds to each PPA member or studio directly affected by these recent natural disasters.

To apply for the fund, PPA members in the disaster areas should visit PPA.com/DisasterRelief and fill out the application providing information and details including their name, studio name and address, brief description of damage/loss and how they can currently be reached.

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