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CATA, NADA to help dealership employees hit by recent floods

July 28, 2017
Repeated July storms left many area dealerships to deal with flooding. It also left many dealership employees facing storm issues at their homes. 
Those employees can petition the NADA Foundation Emergency Relief Fund for help. For additional help, the CATA will match any of those funds disbursed to workers at area dealerships. Employees needn't apply for money from the CATA; the association will be apprised by the NADA of any grants and then match them.
Get the NADA application here.
The NADA fund awards grants on a sliding scale, from $100 for losses up to $999 to $1,500 for losses of $20,000 or more, based on damages not covered by insurance or other assistance.
Established in 1992, the fund has donated almost $5 million to more than 8,700 dealership employees in need. The CATA board last year directed $10,000 to the fund last September to help dealership flood victims in Louisiana.
"We have needs in our local area, so the directors made a decision to help our members’ employees," said CATA Chairman Ray Scarpelli Jr. "The storms affected a lot of people. This will help our own, when we need it."
By late July, nearly three times more rain had fallen in the area than the month’s historical average.