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TULSA, Oklahoma, Sept. 19, 2017/Petroleum Equipment Institute/ -- The PEI Foundation board of governors voted unanimously on Sept. 7 to accept donations until Oct. 19 for PEI member company employees who sustained $1,000 or more in personal losses from hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“Some of our PEI members lost everything short of their families in hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” said Craig Hoyer, president of PEI and chairman of the PEI Foundation board of governors. “PEI stands ready to help them, and we’re asking all PEI members and friends to help. Please consider donating to PEI’s hurricane relief fund, where every dollar goes to assist PEI member employees affected by these natural disasters.”

Donations may be made at  Donations are tax-deductible through the PEI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. PEI will disperse the grants as soon as possible after Oct. 19.

To receive aid, PEI member company employees must complete and submit a one-page application, available at The application:

  • Confirms they are full-time employees of a PEI member company.
  • Confirms they suffered unreimbursed losses to their homes or other property as results of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
  • Includes written affirmation of the losses by their member companies’ CEOs, the employees’ direct supervisors or their companies’ official PEI representatives.

PEI will announce the amount of money raised for hurricane relief and the number of people helped during the association’s membership breakfast and annual meeting at the 2017 PEI Convention in Chicago. The breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

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Founded in 1951, PEI is composed of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry. For more information, visit