NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, has announced it will make available disaster relief funds to help its members whose businesses were impacted by the ongoing destruction wrought by Hurricane Harvey.
“We want our member companies to know that their trade association stands with them in these difficult times, and that this assistance is another benefit of membership,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and CMO. “This is in keeping with the monetary relief we provided our members in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy wreaked her havoc in 2012, and to those in the Southeast following Hurricane Matthew in 2016.”
With the approval of its Board of Governors, NSSF is immediately making dedicated aid available for business loss or damage resulting from Hurricane Harvey to qualifying NSSF member businesses. Funds will be available to NSSF members suffering significant financial hardship and unable to pay for critical and immediate expenses to resume business.
Applicants for relief should contact NSSF Member Services at 203-426-1320 ext. 209. A “Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Application” is available online at www.nssf.org/relief. Additionally, NSSF strongly encourages any FFL needing assistance with their physical location in the affected Texas regions to contact their local ATF field office regarding removal of firearms and ammunition inventory, ATF Forms 4473 and 3310.4, and acquisition and disposition records from those business premises to a safe location, as well as remedies for damage to or irreparable loss of these items and required reporting of such losses.