The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents will provide up to $100,000 in assistance to the three PIA state affiliates hit by Hurricane Katrina.
Funds will be provided by PIA National to PIA of Louisiana, PIA of Mississippi and PIA of Alabama for expenses created by this catastrophic event. The unanimous vote came during the association’s annual fall meeting in Portland, Ore., on Sept. 11, 2005.
“Our PIA affiliates in the states affected by this catastrophe need their national association’s help,” said PIA President Terry R. Adams. “Nineteen PIA agencies in the city of New Orleans were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Our state affiliates are assisting PIA member agents, who in turn are helping their clients put their lives back together.”
In addition, PIA National has issued a call to members of the association from across the country to offer temporary housing assistance as needed to independent agents in the areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The Alexandria, Va., national office of the PIA is working with the PIA state affiliate offices in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to coordinate the volunteer effort. So far, more than 50 PIA members around the country have volunteered to host the families of agents displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
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