Realtors Relief Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary
By Kerry Smith
Realtors, through RRF, help restore communities after natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires. RRF celebrates 20 years this Fri. with a special livestream event.
WASHINGTON – “What can we do to help rebuild communities?” leaders at the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) asked following the tragic events of 9/11. The answer became the Realtors® Relief Foundation (RRF), a charitable organization that provides housing-related assistance to victims of disasters.
Twenty years later, RRF continues to restore and rebuild communities affected by disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes. It’s supported by the generosity of individual Realtors, Realtor associations and affiliated organizations. RRF has helped over 17,000 families remain in their homes.
On Friday, Sept. 10, at 12 P.M. Eastern time, NAR President Charlie Oppler is hosting a special commemorative event, called “Hope Rising” to honor the occasion. It’s dedicated to the Realtors who have helped RRF “continue to aid those in need during times of crisis.”
“The 20th Anniversary Campaign got off to an electric start this year due to the enthusiasm and commitment of state and local associations,” says Michael Ford, president of the Realtors Relief Foundation. “We are ecstatic to share $6.9 million has been raised to date from Realtors, state and local associations, and industry.”
All donations go directly to RRF and will be used to provide housing-related financial support to victims of disasters. For more information about the Foundation, visit NAR’s Realtors Relief Foundation webpage.
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