NBFAA Offers Its Resources to Help Companies Affected by Katrina

IRVING, Texas - In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) and the Alarm Debt Liquidation Group (ADLG) today announced the launch of a Web site designed to connect companies who can temporarily put individuals to work or offer housing or other assistance with the individuals who need help.

NBFAA is asking that companies who can provide temporary employment, housing or other assistance go to the NBFAA/ADLG Helping Hands Katrina disaster relief center at www.alarm.org to register. In addition, companies in the affected areas who have openings as a result of the permanent displacement of employees should also register.

Individuals in the alarm/security industry who are seeking employment as a result of Hurricane Katrina can also go to www.alarm.org to obtain information about assistance. The site will be updated frequently as NBFAA receives additional offers of help.

Those who do not have access to the Internet, should contact NBFAA at 888-447-1689.

"We've been contacted by many companies offering to provide temporary positions for displaced professionals. Because we have national reach through our members and a federation of state chapters, we are in a unique position to provide this needed connection," said NBFAA Executive Director Merlin Guilbeau.