In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the National Association of Realtors® is urging its members to help those who have been affected by the terrible natural disaster which has struck the US’s north east.
In an article on the NSA’s home page, Moe Veissi, wrote:
As REALTORS®, we help build and maintain communities. We aren't just there when the time comes to buy or sell a home. We are there during periods of need as well. Now—in the wake of Hurricane Sandy—is one of those occasions.
It will take more time to know the full impact of Hurricane Sandy, but the devastation in the mid-Atlantic is widespread. I personally have contacted the state associations in New York, New Jersey, and all the affected areas. At this point, we know that more than 8.2 million homes and businesses lost power in the United States because of Sandy, and there is a significant loss of life attributed to this deadly storm.
For more than 11 years, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has been dedicated to providing housing-related assistance to victims of disasters. Without a doubt, there are many, many families out there who need our help now. If you can spare even a small amount, now is the time to make that commitment. A little bit can go a long way when we all give.
So please, follow your heart and reach out a helping hand to those in need.
The foundation will work with state associations in affected areas to distribute funds as quickly as possible to those in need within the REALTOR® family and within the community at large.
The REALTORS® Relief Foundation welcomes contributions—not only in times of disaster, but at any time throughout the year, and 100 percent of all funds collected go to disaster relief causes.
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Use this secure online form to make a contribution.
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Make checks payable to:
REALTORS® Relief Foundation
430 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Note: The REALTORS Relief Foundation distributes one hundred percent of all funds collected to disaster relief causes. The funds are distributed on an "as-needed" basis by the Foundation's Directors. The Foundation cannot guarantee donors that donations made in response to a particular disaster will used for that specific disaster, but the Foundation does guarantee all donors that one hundred percent of their donation will be used for an appropriate disaster relief effort.