Apps, Tools, News, Etc.
Severe Weather/Disaster Preparedness:
Disaster Preparedness Tips/Checklists for Different Situations
Get the facts you need—before, during and after a disaster, or emergency situation. The American Red Cross
developed these emergency-specific checklists using the latest research, science, best practices and expert opinion.
Download Hurricane by American Red Cross, a free app that lets you check on emergency situations. Be ready for severe
weather. Monitor conditions in your area, or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others
know you are safe even if the power is out—a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike,
or has loved ones who do.
Sign up HERE to receive Weather Channel alerts for a variety of weather conditions—severe weather, rain and snow alerts,
even pollen counts and forecasts.
Disaster Planning Checklists for Your Business:
Checklist for Financial Recovery after a Disaster—use this one-page checklist before and after a disaster to put
your financial affairs in recovery mode.
Is Your Business Prepared?—a guide to preparing a disaster recovery plan for your business.
It’s a Disaster. Now What?—a guide to dealing with disaster for your business.
Event Planner Smarts: Three Disaster Planning Tips—three important things to keep in mind when planning events
for your company, or regional association.
See how the RAC Board gets BRF donations:
Audio Message for Action post-Hurricane Sandy:
Promotional Products Industry Call to Action: Hurricane Sandy—A Special Message
by Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI President & CEO (November 2, 2012)
BRF Chair Jeff Thomas speaks with Jeff Solomon, MAS
BRF Chair Jeff Thomas at 2012 LDW (YouTube video)
BRF in the News
PPAI, PPDRF (BRF) Ready to Assist Those Affected by Colorado’s Wildfires (6/18/13)
PPAI, PPDRF (BRF) Extend Assistance to Companies Affected by Recent Tornadoes (5/28/13)
BRF Stands Ready to Assist Industry Companies Affected by Yesterday’s Tornado (5/21/13)
Webb Company Donates to the BRF in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy (12/18/12)
Contact PPAI with Your News about Hurricane Sandy and for Help after the Storm (10/29/12)
Industry Companies Prepare for Hurricane Sandy; Find Out How You Can Help (10/29/12)
BRF Stands Ready to Help Those Impacted by Hurricane Sandy (10/29/12)
Are You Prepared? (8/23/12)
BRF Launches “15 for the Fund” Campaign (7/17/12)
Industry Donates More Than $10,000 in 2011 to BRF (1/17/12)
BRF Helps Signature Promotions (11/01/11)
BRF Goes into Action (9/20/11)
Hurricane Irene Affects Members (8/30/11)
BRF Launched (7/19/11)
For Newsletters and E-mails
Have a booth, or display at your regional show
Regionals, or companies match donations made by individuals
If a donor makes a specified minimum donation, he’s entered into a raffle for a prize
Make a presentation at your annual meeting, holiday party, or professional development event
Add a donation line to your annual membership dues notice
Make BRF the recipient of your golf tournament, or charity event
Ask for donations in your newsletter and on your website
SAAC conducted a raffle benefitting BRF at the SAAC Show August 8–9, 2012. They raised almost $1,300 for BRF!
Thanks UMAPP for putting up a BRF display at your “The Show ’12” Booth Show in St. Paul, MN.
The Business Recovery Fund has been set up to help promotional products industry members and non-members get back to business in the wake of a natural disaster. The fund can help replace lost equipment and supplies—computers, cell phones, office supplies, promotional products catalogs and samples, provide a work area, or give other assistance as needed to get a business up and running as soon as possible.
PPDRF is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No substantial goods, or services were provided by the Foundation in return for contributions.