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CATA donates $10K to Louisiana flood victims, encourages other donations

September 23, 2016
Directors of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association recently authorized a $10,000 donation to help victims of the extensive flooding this summer in Louisiana summer, and they encouraged others in the dealership community to donate to the cause.
The money was directed to the Emergency Relief Fund of the NADA Foundation, which helps dealership families after natural disasters. Thousands of dealership employees and their families have suffered devastating losses in the wake of the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 
The need for financial assistance is great and will last for many weeks. 
When disaster strikes, the Foundation immediately informs the state dealer association that the Foundation is prepared to help, and the state association gets the message to its dealers. Dealers can apply for aid on behalf of their employees. The NADA picks up all administrative costs for this fund. All money donated to the Emergency Relief Fund goes directly to the dealership employees.
"At the NADA, we view our dealerships as one big family. When a member of our family hurts, we all hurt," NADA President Peter Welch said. "That’s why it’s time to come together and help our dealership family members who are hurting in Louisiana by contributing to the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund."
The NADA is calling on its members to donate online to the Emergency Relief Fund. Checks can be made payable to NADCF Emergency Fund, c/o NADCF, 8400 Westpark Drive, MS 7, Tysons, VA 22102. For more information, call (703) 821-7233 or visit
Established in 1992, the fund has provided more than $5 million to more than 8,700 families.