Photo courtesy of Auto Europe

Photo courtesy of Auto Europe

Auto Europe has expanded its Hurricane Assistance Program to assist travel agent partners impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Since Sept. 1, the company has pledged $5 per reservation booked by any travel agent nationwide for their client now through Sept. 30. The pledge goes toward a relief fund to assist agents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Imad Khalidi, CEO of Auto Europe, will personally match the pledge.

“After seeing the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it is vital to the success of the travel industry that we show our unwavering support of our travel agent partners,” said Khalidi. “We’ve extended our program to include those impacted by Irma and are happy to do so.”

Funds will be held in a trust and distributed to agents in need of assistance on Jan. 1, 2018. Agents in need of urgent support can contact Auto Europe immediately, according to the company.

Auto Europe’s commitment to supporting their network of travel agent partners is a tradition. In 2005, Auto Europe contributed funds to a similar relief program created to support agents impacted by Hurricane Katrina and dispatched funds to agents affected by the deadly wildfires in Southern California in 2007.