Franchising Needs to Help the Hurricane Victims in Texas & Florida – Now


The devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma has left millions of people without homes Franchise Disaster Relief (1)and possessions, and loss of life.  It is these very people who have been the customers who have fueled franchisees and have been the essential ingredient in the growth of franchising. Now is the time for the franchise community to give something back to its customers. Now.

There are approximately 800,000 franchisees in the United States. If each franchisee were to give only 100 dollars each toward disaster relief, that would amount to a contribution of 80 million desperately needed dollars, and worse case, even if each franchisee were to give only 10 dollars, that would still result in much-needed contributions totaling 8 million dollars.

I am calling on those in leadership positions in franchising to lead the way. I implore you to organize the IFA, the AAFD, all the various franchisee associations, area developers, and other related groups of franchisees to make this happen. Now.

I may not currently be a franchisee, however, at one time I was a multiple franchisee developer. That is enough for me to be amongst the first to pledge my support.  To encourage others in the franchisee community to do the right thing, I am pledging $1,000 to whatever fund may be established to commit franchisees to contribute to this cause.

Edward Kushell
The Franchise Consulting Group

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