Providing Disaster Relief to Our Auction Community

Hurricane Ida left a devastating impact on our neighbors in the Gulf Coast region all the way through the Northeast. We have all seen headlines of the damage left in the wake of the storm and the toll it has taken on so many who live in its path. Tropical Storm Nicholas also posed challenges to the Gulf Coast last week.

NAAA has been in contact with member auctions who have been impacted by the recent weather events. These are times when the spirit of our industry shines brightest. NAAA’s tradition of our members coming together to help their colleagues survive a catastrophic event has taken on a renewed sense of urgency after recent storms, and we need your help.

The NAAA Warren Young, Sr. Scholastic Foundation, Inc. (NAAAWYSF) Disaster Relief Fund was established in 2018 to provide immediate assistance for member auctions and their employees left victims in the wake of a hurricane, flood, tornado, or other natural disaster. The fund ensures a ready cash reserve is on hand so we can be more proactive in responding quickly and with the flexibility to make a donation appropriate to the magnitude of the damage. It is also a fund that can continue to grow so we can be prepared to face any emergency that may arise.

NAAAWYSF is an exempt organization as described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are considered tax deductible under this IRS Code. Please consult with your tax advisor should you have questions regarding this tax deduction.

To make an online donation to the Disaster Relief Fund, DONATE HERE.

Donations can also be made by mailing a check to the address below and writing “NAAAWYSF Disaster Relief Fund” in the memo line.

Please make checks payable to: NAAA Scholastic Foundation, Inc.

NAAA Warren Young, Sr. Scholastic Foundation, Inc.
Attn: NAAAWYSF Disaster Relief Fund
5320 Spectrum Drive, Suite D
Frederick, MD 21703

Your generosity will help NAAA provide critical support to our colleagues not only now, but when future natural disasters occur. I am proud of our auction community’s resilience and willingness to extend a helping hand during tough times. Thank you for all that you do.