CHICAGO (April 4, 2023) – The REALTORS® Relief Foundation announced that more than $1.6 million in total disaster relief aid was made available to REALTOR® associations in Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas and Oklahoma after tornadoes recently devastated multiple communities across the Southeast and Midwest regions of the country. Funds will be made available to the public to assist with disaster victims’ housing payments as relief and recovery efforts continue.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by these tornadoes,” said RRF President Mike McGrew. “The devastation caused by natural disasters can be overwhelming, but we hope RRF grants will provide some much-needed assistance as these communities rebuild. As REALTORS®, we understand the importance of community and the power of coming together to help those in need.”
RRF awarded grants to Arkansas REALTORS® ($1,000,000), Mississippi REALTORS® ($500,000), the Norman Board of REALTORS® ($70,000) and the Southwest Kansas Board of REALTORS® ($40,000).
Since 2001, RRF has disbursed more than $38 million in aid to more than 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. 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, more than $38 million in aid has helped more than 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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