Disaster Relief

Committed to helping people in the rental industry when natural disasters strike.

The ARA Foundation supports the industry by offering disaster relief recovery and preparedness grants for rental businesses and their employees. These grants provide fast, flexible funding for relief and recovery efforts.

Our grants fall into 2 categories

Business Relief

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.

Employee Relief

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.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be an ARA member to benefit from the disaster relief programs?

No, the ARA Foundation serves the equipment and event rental industry, so ARA membership is not required.

How do I donate to those in need?

The ARA Foundation accepts donations to fund these programs. Donate now.

What resources are available to help me prepare for natural disasters and manage my risk?

See ARA’s Disaster Preparedness Guide for information and checklists to protect your business.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide opportunities for the equipment and event rental industry and the communities that they serve.

Support the ARA Foundation

Support the foundation that supports the rental industry! All donations are tax deductible and are used to further the ARA Foundation’s mission to develop and implement programs that create educational opportunities, build communities, and aid our members.