In 2002, Ed Marcum asked the Board of Directors of Recovery Specialist Insurance Group to donate the funds to open a bank account at The Fauquier Bank to establish the Recovery Agents Benefit Fund (RABF) and later started the lengthy process of becoming a non-profit.
Since that time we have made distributions to 20 families who called on the fund because of falling on exceptionally hard times due to debilitating injury, illness or death. This includes times when the fund was called upon because families did not have the money required to pay the expenses to complete their loved one's burial.
RABF is available to anyone in the industry regardless of their trade group affiliation or insurance provider, whether they are an owner or an employee. Requests for disbursements are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Accounting services for the RABF are donated by an independent certified public accountant; and no one involved with the fund draws any sort of financial compensation for their time and efforts.
A letter from the mother of Ronald Lee
the latest family helped by RABF
to Kevin Camping from Phoenix Arizona!
Kevin won the Dynamic
Slide-In Unit donated to the Recovery Agents Benefit Fund by Anthony
Gentile of Dynamic Manufacturing
in Chesapeake, VA.Ticket
sales were held at industry meetings throughout the year and the winner
was drawn at the CALR Convention held at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel
late last month.Through
Dynamic’s generous donation of the Slide-In unit, over $20,000 was
raised for the RABF from raffle ticket sales!
Over 1100 tickets were sold and
the proceeds go directly to the RABF, a non-profit charitable
organization established to assist full time repossessors and their
dependents in times of catastrophic loss.Since its inception in 2003, the RABF has assisted over 35
families, disbursing over $180,000 in donated funds.
The RABF would like to thank
Anthony Gentile of Dynamic for his continued support and generous
donation of the Slide-In Unit for the annual raffle, Mike Reiter of HAR
Wrecker Sales for his yearlong fundraising efforts and the members of
the RABF Advisory Committee, Jaime Blackburn of FLACARS, Tim Collins of
NFA, Jim Hall of ARA, Jeff Ramirez of CALR, Carl Purvis of Allied
Finance Adjusters, Mike Howk of RSIG, Michael Simpson of RMRA and
Patrick Altes of TFA for their participation in the fund and their
This fund was established to
help the men and women of the repossession industry and their families
in times of loss, but we can’t do it without your continued help and
donations are tax deductible and every dime and dollar counts.If you would like to make a contribution to the fund, you can
mail your check to PO Box 4102, Manassas, VA 20108 or you can make a
donation online at www.recoveryagentsbenefitfund.org
by clicking the “Make A Donation” link at the top of the page.Thank you and Congratulations again to Kevin!