#PAWNSTRONG – Emergency Relief Fund for Members in Need
The NPA #PAWNSTRONG Relief Fund plays on one of the core missions of the NPA: Members helping members. Your donation helps pawnbrokers who have faced disaster, whether natural or man-made, build back their businesses. Last year, we helped two members get back on their feet after looters decimated their stores. Members in need of funds can apply within, three months of the disaster, to the NPA Board of Directors, who evaluates the application and decided on funding.
Donations can be made to the relief fund by filling out our donation form or sending a check to the following address:
NPA – Relief Fund
P.O Box 420
Victor, NY 14564
Funding*: Funds will be collected through Sunday, July 12th. Once all commitment of funds has been received by the NPA, those companies that have applied for relief will be contacted and funds will be distributed in increments of $5000 initially (or a lesser amount if the fund cannot support this goal.) Funds will be distributed equally amongst applicants. Repayment is not required.
*Fund recipients may need to claim the contribution as income; please consult with a tax expert.
At the NPA, we realize the losses incurred by our Member Pawnbrokers far outweighs the level of support we can provide for them financially, but we also believe every little bit counts. The purpose of this effort is to unite as an industry to rally behind our fellow members in a time of distress, providing resources, tools and as much financial support as this relief fund will allow. We know our Members are working daily to support their individual communities and we are aware of the financial impact this disruption will have on our industry overall. The goal here is to be a resource and to do our part.
To apply or if you have any questions, please complete the application below.