BFA Prepares to Assist Hurricane Michael Victims
|RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 12:50pm CT|
The Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFA) is preparing for another influx of emergency grant applications from victims of Hurricane Michael, even as requests for emergency aid from those affected by Hurricane Florence are still coming in. Broadcasters whose personal lives or property are acutely affected by Hurricanes Michael or Florence are encouraged to find out if they quality for an emergency grant by visiting here. State Broadcast Associations in affected areas are working with BFA alert members that they can apply for aid.
The Broadcasters Foundation Emergency Grant Relief Program provides an expedited application process that is streamlined to deliver emergency funds as quickly as possible to qualifying individuals who work (or have worked) in broadcasting. Emergency grants are based on financial need.
Earlier this year, BFA's board of directors elected to double the maximum amount of an individual emergency grant from $1,000 to $2,000. This increase is particularly significant when considering that last year more than $300,000 was awarded to individual victims of a rash of disasters that included Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as wildfires and floods.
For more about emergency or monthly grants or to donate, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org.