PIA Announces Disaster Fund to Assist Victims of Louisiana Floods
WASHINGTON — The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is providing relief grants to Main Street business owners who were adversely impacted by catastrophic flooding in Louisiana during August.
A storm that started on August 11 dumped as much as two feet of rain in some parts of southern Louisiana, centered around the state capital of Baton Rouge. The more-than-1,000 year flooding event has been described as the worst disaster in the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast in 2012.
The PIA Disaster Relief Fund, a project of the PIA Insurance Foundation, is soliciting charitable donations and providing relief grants to Main Street businesses that may be facing gaps in the insurance coverages or other assistance available to them. Grants are available in areas of Louisiana covered by Federal or state declarations of disaster related to these flooding events between August 11 and August 31, 2016.
“PIA has a long history of providing charitable disaster assistance to Main Street business owners,” said PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Mike Becker. “When disasters strike, PIA members are there to help. The PIA Insurance Foundation is happy to do its part to help people in Louisiana recover from these floods.”
To Apply for a PIA Relief Grant:
For questions or additional information, please contact Pat Borowski
Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.