The ARVC Foundation has set up a disaster relief fund to help private park operators who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The fund, launched with an initial $10,000 donation from the ARVC board on Friday (Sept. 9), is designed to help parks that sustained damage as well as those parks that are helping hurricane evacuees and need aid, said Linda Profaizer, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).
Several members of the Foundation Board of Trustees and the ARVC Board will oversee the fund and approve any dispersal of financial aid.
Any park affected by the hurricane can apply for the funds, preferably in writing. The e-mail address is [email protected] ARVC Foundation is also working with the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) to identify parks in need.
Donations for this effort can be made by check to the ARVC Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. All money raised will be used to help ARVC member parks.
“We are also asking if there is anyone who wants to help by providing their services, supplies, etc. to let us know through the [email protected] email address,” Profaizer said. “We will coordinate those efforts with LTPA and the parks in need.”