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ARVC Foundation Moves to Aid Disaster-Impacted Campgrounds

Responding to the recent spate of tornadoes in some U.S. states, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is mobilizing to support affected parks and campgrounds.

As tornadoes recently swept through some parts of the country, leaving behind a path of destruction, the outdoor hospitality industry has stepped up to support the affected parks and campgrounds. 

The ARVC Foundation has taken the lead in providing assistance to park owners suffering from the impact of these natural disasters.

The ARVC Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund is now actively seeking donations to help affected campgrounds get back on their feet. 

“Our goal at the ARVC Foundation is to support campgrounds and their owners. When a natural disaster strikes and your park is affected, the last thing you want to feel is alone in the rebuilding,” ARVC Foundation Founder Chair Terry Munoz told Modern Campground.

“That’s why we’re here. When you’re in need, we’re here. And here quickly with up to $5,000 in support typically delivered in a matter of days,” Munoz added.

Established in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, the disaster relief fund serves the purpose of helping affected parks fill an immediate gap, ensuring that the outdoor hospitality industry remains resilient in the face of adversity. 

The ARVC reminds, however, that the disaster relief funds are not meant to replace insurance already in place at the parks but to offer assistance in filling an immediate gap.

In an impressive show of solidarity, the Disaster Relief Fund is available to all park owners who have been affected by a natural disaster, not just ARVC members. This inclusivity demonstrates the industry’s commitment to supporting all those who contribute to the outdoor hospitality experience, regardless of affiliation.

To support the ARVC Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund and help campgrounds affected by natural disasters, interested parties can donate by clicking here. Moreover, all proceeds from t-shirts purchased at arvc.org/merch will directly benefit the ARVC Foundation.

The association also said that money donated to the foundation goes directly to campground owners in need. 

The foundation’s disaster relief fund offers three grants including:

  • Up to $1,000 Grant For Interim Relief For Personal Use
  • Up to $3,000 Grant for Interim Relief for Business Use
  • Up to $1,000 Grant For Providing Shelter, Food, Clothing, etc., to Victims of a Natural Disaster Including Park Staff

Park owners in need of assistance can apply for aid by clicking here. It must be noted that applicants must apply within 60 days of experiencing a disaster.

The outdoor hospitality industry’s response to the recent tornadoes underlines the importance of a united front when facing such devastating events. By coming together in times of crisis, the industry can ensure a swift recovery for affected parks and campgrounds, ultimately benefiting those who rely on these outdoor spaces for recreation and relaxation.

In the aftermath of these tragic events, the outdoor hospitality industry is proving that unity and cooperation can make a significant difference in the recovery process. The combined efforts of industry members and generous donors will undoubtedly help restore the affected parks and campgrounds to their former glory, ensuring that they can continue to provide the invaluable outdoor experiences that so many cherish.

For information about the ARVC Foundation, visit https://www.arvc.org/ARVC-Foundation. To learn more about how the foundation has made an impact, click here.

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XavierBreeze
XavierBreeze
February 25, 2024 10:51 am

Let’s unite with ARVC to support campgrounds struck by disasters, bringing hope and aid to those in need.

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