Zillow has long emphasized a corporate culture of giving, from its support of closing the opportunity gap in public education to its investments in addressing housing insecurity and homelessness. Recently, Zillow partnered with Giveback Homes to launch a Disaster Relief Fund. Through this fund, the property portal is supporting real estate agents, their families and other members of the real estate community facing losses after natural disasters. Zillow launched the campaign with Giveback Homes with a $10,000 donation and have committed to provide a $1-for-$1 match, up to $20,000.
Zillow believes in investing in the real estate industry—to support the agents and brokers it works alongside with, especially in the midst of devastating events. Together with Giveback Homes, Zillow wants to help make home feel like home again for those impacted.
The funds donated are being used to help impacted families rebuild their lives. Families receive in-kind donations such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, mattresses and other necessities to help in their rebuilding efforts.
To date, the campaign has helped three families impacted by last year’s California wildfires:
Tammy Spirlock has worked as a REALTOR® since 1997 and has sold real estate in Paradise, Calif., since 2003. She, her daughter and son lost all of their belongings when their home in old Magalia burned down due to the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history. The Zillow and Giveback Homes Disaster Relief Fund is providing Tammy with a washer and dryer for her new home, which she is in the process of rebuilding.
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