PIA Disaster Fund to Help Texas Main Street Businesses
The PIA Insurance Foundation is raising funds to provide relief grants to Main Street business owners in Texas who were adversely impacted by catastrophic flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey.
First as a Category 4 hurricane, then downgraded to a tropical storm, Harvey moved over the Gulf Coast of Texas on August 25, then travelled inland before stalling and continuing to dump rain on Houston and many surrounding communities. The National Weather Service said some parts of the Houston area could get as much as 50 inches before the rains abate.
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 Teaxs covered by Federal or state declarations of disaster related to the flooding events that resulted from Hurricane Harvey.
“Our hearts go out to the people of Texas who are experiencing what may be the worst flooding in their history,” 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 Texas recover from these unprecedented floods.”
To Donate to the PIA Relief Fund:
For questions, information, or addition donation methods, please email: IFDisasterReliefFund@pianet.org.