ST. LOUIS — In response to severe damage and ongoing flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, the Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF) is requesting assistance to replenish resources in its Disaster Relief fund.  More than 40 people have died as a result of the storm and damage has been widespread - many impacted have ties to the equipment industry.

The Equipment Dealers Foundation has been providing grant assistance to employees of dealerships in areas where natural disasters have wreaked havoc since 2005, following Hurricane Katrina. The grant money awarded can be used for temporary housing, food, water and other necessities – whatever it takes to get these individuals and their families back up on their feet and enable them to stay in the area.

The EDF is proud to have distributed over $300,000 in funding for disaster relief since 2005, but flooding across the country in addition to hurricanes Harvey and Irma last year have severely depleted its reserves.  The EDF requests the assistance of equipment industry stakeholders to help replenish funds and ensure uninterrupted access to relief services for your friends, colleagues and partners.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to the Equipment Dealers Foundation today.  You can donate online at any time here, call our office at 636-349-5000 to pay with a credit card or mail a check to:

Equipment Dealers Foundation

165 N. Meramec Ave. Suite 430

St. Louis, MO 63105

If you are located in an affected area and have employees that need assistance, please contact Joe Dykes at for a grant application.