WASHINGTON (February 14, 2023) – The REALTORS® Relief Foundation is proud to announce 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,” said 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.”
RRF has played a significant role providing aid in the aftermath of recent tragedies across the U.S. 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.
“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,” said National Association of Realtors® President Kenny Parcell, a Realtor® from Spanish Fork, Utah, and broker-owner of Equity Real Estate Utah. “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® – and $100,000 each from the Arkansas REALTORS® Association, North Carolina REALTORS® and Texas REALTORS®.
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 all funds collected are 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. Learn more about RRF by visiting nar.realtor/rrf.
About the REALTORS® Relief Foundation
RRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to provide financial housing assistance to the public after disasters. In its 21 years of existence, $37 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.
About the National Association of Realtors®
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. The term Realtor® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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