NAR’s Realtors Relief Foundation helps people after a disaster threatens their homes, including Floridians after Hurricane Ian hit Fla. last year.
WASHINGTON – The Realtors® Relief Foundation (RRF) announced its 2023 fundraising campaign. The annual initiative aims to raise $5 million this year to provide housing relief to victims of hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other disasters.
“The 2023 campaign is a proactive effort to ensure support is readily available when disaster strikes,” says RRF President Mike McGrew. “We are honored to launch this campaign and make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it most. Disaster knows no end, and Realtors® are here to help the public.”
In Florida, RRF responded last year after Hurricane Ian caused massive destruction. The program still has funds available to help pay rent or a month’s mortgage if anyone – members of the Realtor organization or any Floridian – needs help.
Over the past two years, the foundation granted over $9 million to 30 communities impacted by disasters, helping more than 2,000 families with their housing needs. Since 2001, RRF has disbursed more than $37 million in aid to 19,000 families in 42 states and territories.
NAR collaborates with state and local Realtor associations to cover all administrative costs, ensuring 100% of funds collected are distributed directly to disaster relief causes.
“American real estate has always been a strong and resilient community, and we believe that we have a responsibility to give back and help those in need,” says National Association of Realtors® President Kenny Parcell. “It’s inspiring to see Realtors step up to provide hope and make a difference when others need assistance.”
The campaign has already received early support, including a $500,000 donation from NAR Family of Brands – Second Century Ventures, SentriLock LLC, Realtors Information Network, Center for Realtor Development, and Realtors Property Resource. It also received $100,000 each from the Arkansas Realtors Association, North Carolina Realtors and Texas Realtors.
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