As we reach peak fire and hurricane season across the country (not to mention tornadoes, derechos and floods), here’s a reminder about the AICPA Benevolent Fund and disaster recovery resources:
The AICPA Benevolent Fund was created to support AICPA members with short-term personal financial needs. For example, the Fund can potentially help individuals who are experiencing temporary loss of income, increases in cost of living, insurance deductibles, and replacement costs associated with natural disasters. The Fund focuses its assistance on individual members (rather than businesses) and we hope you’ll help spread the word to affected CPAs.
Kati McDaniels and Melissa Parker are the Administrators of the Fund. Please visit the Benevolent Fund website to download an application for assistance or reach out to Kati or Melissa with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AICPA Disaster Recovery Guide is a great resource to add to your website and share with members, even before a weather situation hits. This comprehensive guide, created in partnership with the American Red Cross, is an easy-to-read tool for members and the public, with several good checklists to follow, both before and after an unfortunate event.