The National Association of REALTORS® charitable arm aims to raise $5 million this year to provide housing relief to victims of hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other disasters.
The group, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation, has already received significant support for its annual fundraising campaign, 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®. The Arkansas REALTORS® Association, North Carolina REALTORS® and Texas REALTORS® have also donated $100,000 each.
“The 2023 campaign is a proactive effort to ensure support is readily available when disaster strikes,” foundation President Mike McGrew said in a press release. “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.”
Since 2001, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit has disbursed more than $37 million in aid to 19,000 families in 42 states and territories. Over the past two years, the foundation granted more than $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,” NAR President Kenny Parcell said. “It’s inspiring to see Realtors® step up to provide hope and make a difference when others need assistance.”