The show’s activities raise $ 140,000 for the ARA Foundation
The generosity of attendees and exhibitors at ARA 2021, as well as other members of the equipment and event rental community, has resulted in donations totaling $ 140,000 for ARA Foundation programs.
This year, two new ways to support the Foundation were presented: an online auction and a virtual 5K.
The online auction – offered in place of a live event in 2021 due to the changed schedule of the Las Vegas show – ran from October 14 to 25 and featured attractive items for all segments of the industry. industry, including equipment, professional services, travel vouchers and more. Almost $ 74,000 was raised at the end of the auction.
Virtual 5K – sponsored by FTG Equipment Solutions; John Deere; Point of rental software; and Sullair, A Hitachi Group Co. – was presented at the show on Tuesday, October 19. Attendees reached the show that day, dressed in specially designed dri-fit racing shirts, with a medal and sponsor gifts in hand, ready to follow in their footsteps.
5K participants were also able to compete anytime, anywhere from October 17-31. Towards the end of 5K, over 170 runners / walkers participated and between their entrance fees and sponsorship contributions, over $ 16,000 was raised.
An additional $ 50,000 was donated by ARA show attendees upon registration.
âOn behalf of the ARA Foundation Board of Trustees, I would like to thank our sponsors, the auction donors, everyone who participated in the new online and 5K auction, and those who offered donations when they register for the exhibit, âsaid Marcy Wright, director of the ARA Foundation. director.
Wright also says the donations will have a huge impact on the Foundation’s programs. âThe ARA Foundation has over $ 125,000 in scholarships planned for the 2022-2023 school year for students seeking a career in rental, five community impact projects planned across the country in 2022, sessions vocational training that the Foundation will sponsor; and grants that will be offered for employee training and recovery from disasters such as hurricanes, fires and floods. These collective donations will help achieve all of this, âshe said.
Visit ARArental.org/ARA-Foundation for more information on ARA Foundation programs.