NCRA members impacted by recent tornadoes across seven states are reminded that the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) and National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) are here to support you.
The fund was started by NCRA and NCRF leaders in response to the barrage of Hurricane Ida, which hit New Orleans on August 26, 2021, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Donations from 62 members helped start the fund, which has continued to grow with additional contributions. The fund is permanently active to assist NCRA members in need after a major natural disaster.
A major natural disaster is defined by the U.S. Department of the Interior as “any hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high water, tidal wave, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, snowstorm, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe, in any part of the United States which, in the determination of a federal agency head, causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude such that an emergency action is necessary to the preservation of human life or property.”
Members experiencing hardship from an official natural disaster may apply for NCRF relief using an application found here.
Donations raised through the NCRF Natural Disaster Relief Fund will help provide hardship relief to NCRA members in need who have been affected by natural disasters. This will likely be in the form of financial assistance. All donations made to this fund will be a tax write-off.