Disaster Relief


We’re here to help when…

Unavoidable natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, wildfires, and hurricanes can be devastating for rental operations, employees, and the communities they serve. One way the ARA Foundation supports the industry is by providing rental businesses and their employees disaster relief, preparedness and assistance.

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Disaster Relief Grants

Business Disaster Relief Grant

This grant program is designed to assist rental operations in the U.S. and Canada that have been severely impacted by a natural disaster. Grants range from $500 to $2,500. Applications are restricted to proposals that affect individual rental businesses. Download Application

Employee Disaster Relief Grant

These grants, which are offered after any type of natural disaster, range from $500 to $2,000. Business owners must apply for these grants on behalf of their employees. Download Application

Matching Funds Program

This program focuses on helping communities severely affected by a disaster. When a natural disaster takes place, the state or provincial association president in that area is notified. If their association plans to make a monetary donation to a qualified charity, the ARA Foundation will match that donation up to a predetermined amount. Learn More

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