REALTORS® Relief Foundation Announces $500,000 Relief Grant for Victims of St. Louis-Area Flooding
The REALTORS® Relief Foundation (“RRF”) announced that $500,000 in disaster relief aid was made available to the Missouri Realtors® after record-setting rain and subsequent flooding recently damaged homes in St. Louis and nearby St. Charles, Mo. Funds will be made available to the public to assist with disaster victims’ housing payments as relief and recovery efforts are expected to continue in the ensuing weeks and months.
“Our thoughts are with everyone in the St. Louis metro area affected by these devastating storms,” said RRF President Michael Ford. “Realtors® serve and care about the communities in which they live and work. When our members are mobilized to assist others who are facing difficult times, the collective impact is immeasurable. The REALTORS® Relief Foundation looks forward to assisting those who’ve experienced unimaginable loss and doing what we can to help these victims pick up the pieces of their lives.”
Since 2001, RRF has disbursed over $36 million in aid, funding over 100 disaster recoveries and helping some 19,000 families across 42 states and territories. The National Association of Realtors® collaborates with state and local Realtor® associations to cover all administrative costs so 100% of all funds collected can be distributed directly to disaster relief causes.
When a major disaster occurs, RRF mobilizes its outreach efforts and turns to NAR members and other constituents for support. You can learn more about RRF by visiting www.nar.realtor/rrf.
About the REALTORS® Relief Foundation
RRF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that exists to provide financial housing assistance to the public after disasters. In its 20 years of existence, $36 million in aid has helped 19,000 families. RRF is supported generously by the Realtor® community. Local and state Realtor® associations partner with RRF as they mobilize the Realtors® in their locale to assist those in need. The National Association of Realtors® in collaboration with Realtor® associations cover all administrative costs allowing 100% of donations to be used for disaster relief.
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Source: National Association of Realtors