Third quarter donations to the ARA Foundation remain strong
By Brock Huffstutler

Third quarter donations to the ARA Foundation remain strong

Those in the equipment and event rental community continued to support the educational and community-impacting programs of the ARA Foundation during the third quarter of 2022.

The support offered during this period allows the ARA Foundation to assist those in the industry through:

  • Scholarships: More than $128,000 in scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year will be available to students pursuing industry-related careers.
  • Employee Training Assistance: This financial assistance program allows rental operators to train employees without having to shoulder all the financial burden.
  • Disaster Relief: Monetary grants are available to help rental businesses and their employees who have been seriously impacted by disasters like tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and fires.
  • Community Impact projects: A combined effort of the ARA Foundation and The Toro Company Foundation, this program enables equipment and event rental businesses to participate in service projects to give back to their communities while raising the profile of rental locally.
  • Mentoring: This program can help American Rental Association (ARA) members share knowledge, ideas and build a professional network.

For more information about these programs, select “ARA Foundation” under the “Get Involved” tab at

Below are the contributions made to the ARA Foundation between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2022

Chair’s Circle (More than $5,000)

Event Source, Cleveland

Trustees’ Circle ($1,000 to $4,999)

A Tool Shed, Santa Cruz, Calif.

All About Events – Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.

All Occasions Party Rentals, Knoxville, Tenn.

All Purpose Rental & Sales, Greeley, Colo.

Allied Equipment Rental, Burton, Mich.

American Rental Association, Moline, Ill.

Birch Equipment Rental and Sales, Bellingham, Wash.

Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents, Roseville, Calif.

Choice Party Linens, Prospect Park, Pa.

Event Essentials, Windsor, Wis.

Premiere Events, Austin, Texas

The Rental Branch, Saint Joseph, Mich.

Ambassador ($500 to $999)

AA Rental, Dallas

All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati

All Seasons Rent All of Aurora, Aurora, Colo.

Aspen Rent-All, Basalt, Colo.

B.W.G. Enterprises d/b/a Grant’s Rental, Bridgewater, Mass.

Big Dawg Party Rentals, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Blood’s Catering & Party Rentals, White River Junction, Vt.

Brainerd General Rental, Baxter, Minn.

BT International d/b/a U’DIY, Tamuning, Guam

D.J.’s Rentals & Sales, Elk City, Okla.

Delux Rental, Ypsilanti, Mich.

Durante Rentals, New Rochelle, N.Y.

HK Sales, Irvine, Calif.

Isanti Rental, Isanti, Minn.

L & A Tent Rentals, Trenton, N.J.

Leon Kothmann Insurance Agency, Arlington, Texas

Lew Hudson Sales, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Makinex Construction Products, Torrance, Calif.

MK Equipment Corp., Honolulu

Party Reflections, Charlotte, N.C.

Rent-All, Sioux Center, Iowa

Special Occasions, Corvallis, Ore.

Partner ($250 to $499)

Adams Rental & Sales, Hamilton, N.J.

Aztec Rental, Salem, Va.

Crown Rental, Burnsville, Minn.

Diamond Event d/b/a Diamond Event & Tent, Salt Lake City

Geoforce, Plano, Texas

Hodges Party Rentals, Belleville, N.J.

Howe Rental & Sales, Murray, Utah

Builder ($125 to $249)

Broomfield Rentals, Broomfield, Colo.

Cooke Rentals – Cornelius, Cornelius, N.C.

Durante Equipment, Hollywood, Fla.

Hub City Display, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

London Road Rental Center, Duluth, Minn.

Progressive Tractor, Lafayette, La.

Sun Rental Center, Mentor, Ohio

Friend of the Foundation (Up to $124)

Altra Rental & Supply, Ontario, N.Y.

Arceneaux Sales Group, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

C E Trailers & Equipment, Columbia, La.

Kit-Mo Rental & Supply, Paducah, Ky.

Medart, Arnold, Mo.

Nissho Kikai Co., Osaka, Japan

Power Marketing & Sales, Mc Kees Rocks, Pa.

Prairie Land Leasing, Markesan, Wis.

R&R Rentals, Bellevue, Wash.

Romeo Party Rental, Romeo, Mich.

Romeo Rent-All, Romeo, Mich.

Sunflower Rents, Topeka, Kan.

The Tool Shack, Gulf Breeze, Fla.

VHR Rental/Voorhees Hardware, Voorhees, N.J.

Effing Rentals of Charleston, Ravenel, S.C.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial contributions are included in the list by level.

In memory of Aalbert “Bert” DeJong

American Rental Association

In memory of Betty Drehmel

D.J.’s Rentals & Sales

In memory of Fred Dupy

D.J.’s Rentals & Sales

Leon Kothmann Insurance Agency

In memory of Stanley R. Sloan

American Rental Association

Brock Huffstutler

Brock HuffstutlerBrock Huffstutler

Brock Huffstutler is the regional news editor for Rental Management. He writes and edits articles for ARA’s In Your Region quarterly regional newsletters, Rental Management, Rental Pulse and other special projects. Outside of work, he enjoys biking and spending time at the few remaining vintage record stores in the region.

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