Just past midnight, about 36 hours after Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in southeast Texas, flood water began seeping through a side bedroom and front door of James Lloreda’s home in Dickinson, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Houston.
As the news cycle inevitably shifts, the Gulf Coast region in Texas is only just beginning its recovery process. And for the dealership employees who sustained property damage from Hurricane Harvey, the impact will be felt for years to come.
Rhett Ricart, chairman of NADA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and president, Ricart Automotive Group in Columbus, Ohio, testifies at a U.S. EPA hearing in the nation’s capital on Sept. 6, 2017 on the midterm evaluation of GHG emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles.
Dealership employees who sustained personal property damage caused by the hurricane and flooding can apply for financial assistance through the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund.
Four days since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in southeastern Texas, the severity of the situation in the Houston area and surrounding communities is still unknown, the weather conditions have not improved and more flooding is on the way.
NADA Foundation Mobilizes Emergency Relief Fund for Dealership Employees Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
The situation in East Texas is dire. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes – but in many cases, the traffic arteries to get them out of town are closed
MyDealership.org is an initiative by America’s local new car and truck dealerships, designed to show the benefits of local dealerships to consumers, local communities, and car manufacturers.
I am holding strong to the stance that if factory efforts such as stair-step incentive programs run afoul of everything we and our customers care about, including fairness and transparency, then we are obliged to tell our factory partners that the stairs are merely steps leading directly to the basement.
The August congressional recess presents a rare opportunity to educate our elected officials on our own home turfs and on our key policy issues.