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Groomers Emergency Assistance Fund

The Groomers Emergency Assistance Fund (GEAF) is the brainchild of Ileana Nogueras. It has been in the back of her mind since Hurricane Sandy. Then the tornadoes in Oklahoma occurred. And again, Ileana was hearbroken by the devastation. Certaintly there was something she could do to make it easier for groomers to get the assistance they needed. Thus, the GEAF was born.

The GEAF was created on July, 4, 2013 and its purpose is to have a centralized location where groomers in the USA facing hardships due to unforeseen and catastrophic circumstances can get assistance. The GEAF is currently awaiting the 501 C non profit status. It is limited to the USA as the rules and regulations to go outside of the country are daunting. It is the hope that the GEAF will encourage groomers in other countries to follow suit. 

Every request for assistance will be evaluated by a Board of Directors.
The current board is:
 
Judi Cantu Thacker
Ileana Nogueras
Dawn Omboy
Mary Oquendo
Ellen Sachs Ehrlich
Jennifer Walker
Daryl Waters Conner 

For more information, please visit our Facebook Page. The website and newsletter is in the works. 

There are many ways to help.

You can make a cash donation.
PayPal Info: GEAF2013@aol.com
You can donate gently used or new equipment. The Geaf has access to storage.

Many vendors have already offered their assistance.

Todd Shelley of Groomer To Groomer and Stephen Mart of Egroomer have offered to print the quarterly reports.

Barkleigh Productions
Davis 
Driving Me Knots Bowtique
Espree
Frank Rowe and Son
Go Mobile And Succeed
Groomers Mall
Hands And Paws-Reiki For All
PetGroomer.com
ShowSeasons
Southall Sharpening

And let's not forget the Hershey Internet Mingle were the funds raised are going to The GEAF. Many of the above vendors have donated products for the raffle. It is being held at Groom Expo on Thursday, September 19 from 7-9PM.

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