CHICAGO (August 4, 2022) – The REALTORS® Relief Foundation has announced that $500,000 in disaster relief aid was made available to the Kentucky REALTORS® after recent flooding devastated communities in the eastern region of the state. Funds will be made available to the public to assist with disaster victims' housing payments as relief and recovery efforts continue in the weeks and months to come.
"Our hearts and prayers are with everyone in Kentucky affected by these historic, catastrophic flooding events," said RRF President Michael Ford. "As the extent of the damage and destruction continues to be revealed, all of us are reminded of the impact that our community of Realtors® can have when we come together to support those in need. The REALTORS® Relief Foundation is grateful to have the ability to help these victims as they begin to navigate recovery efforts and regain some sense of normalcy in their lives."
Since 2001, RRF has disbursed over $36 million in aid, which has funded over 100 disaster recoveries and helped 19,000 families in 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 are distributed 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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