Associations Help Post-Tornado Recovery, Food Pantry, Needy Families

REALTOR® Association Post-Tornado Tree Planting

After a tornado uprooted dozens of trees in the Kipling Street neighborhood of Springfield, Ohio, the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley donated $20,000 from its charitable fund to plant 150 new elm, maple, dogwood, crabapple, and cherry trees.

Association Food Drive Benefits Pantry for Needy

The REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois collected and contributed 140,900 pounds of food, water, clothing, toiletries, and other supplies to residents of Harrisburg, Ill., where a tornado ravaged their town on Feb. 29. The association also conducted food drives at many member offices to support the local food pantry.

REALTORS® Care Day Aids 23 Families

The Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association, N.C., sponsored its fourth annual REALTORS® Care Day in April to rally members to lend a day helping 23 needy home owners with home repairs. Deserving families were identified by charities. Over the past three years, the event has helped 87 families.