Tennessee’s Sevier County has received a federal disaster declaration following the destructive wildfires in the area in late November and early December. The Business Recovery Fund (BRF), supported by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC), stands ready to help the area’s promotional products industry companies in need.

If the recent fires have had an impact on an industry business, the Business Recovery Fund might be able to help. Funds are available to help companies in the promotional products industry get back to normal after disaster strikes.

The first step is filling out this needs assessment form and emailing it to brf@ppai.org. Answers usually take fewer than five business days.

The BRF’s mission is to help distributors and suppliers re-establish their businesses after a federally declared natural disaster. Its focus is to meet the needs of those in the promotional products industry whose businesses have been lost, interrupted or damaged due to disaster. The fund can help replace lost equipment and supplies such as computers, cell phones, office supplies, promotional products catalogs and samples; provide a work area, or give other assistance as needed to get a business up and running as soon as possible.