Over 18 years, the foundation has collected and distributed more than $32 million in aid for some 80 disasters in 39 states and territories since it launched after the September 11 terrorist attacks. It’s helped more than 13,000 families. Every dollar goes directly to victims of disaster. The National Association of REALTORS® covers 100% of administrative expenses.
Relief for Victims of Washington Wildfires
The 2015 wildfire season was the largest in Washington state history, with more than one million acres burning across the state from June to September. The fires destroyed hundreds of homes.
Michael Schoonover, President of Washington REALTORS® at the time, wrote: "The economic impact of these fires to the people living in these regions is astronomical. They have lost their homes and businesses. Thanks to the RRF, the members of the Association that most likely helped these individuals purchase their homes, will now be able to provide housing-related financial assistance to the victims of the fires. The RRF truly shows the power of the “R” and we appreciate all that our friends and colleagues around the country do to keep the RRF strong."
Steve Francks, also of Washington REALTORS®: