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One of the hardest things is wanting to help and not knowing what to do or how. With so many foundations and places taking donations, it can be hard to figure out which one will provide the best assistance. The REALTORS® Relief Foundation distributes one hundred percent of all funds collected to disaster relief causes.

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Read more about Hurricane Harvey and the REALTORS® Relief Foundation 


As the rains slowly subside in Texas and the full scale of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction comes into focus, the National Association of REALTORS® is calling on members nationwide to donate funds to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to support storm victims. The RRF, whose goal is to help families who have endured catastrophic loss, will use the money for mortgage and rental assistance. Since its launch in 2001, the RRF has raised more than $25 million to provide housing-related aid to victims of disasters around the country, such as wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

“This may require our REALTOR® family’s largest effort since Hurricane Katrina—or even 9/11,” RRF President Martin Edwards wrote in an internal memo to NAR directors and staff. “Hopefully, REALTORS® across America will heed the call to donate without precedent, as the on-the-ground membership in Texas will be stretched beyond belief.”

NAR President William E. Brown said in a statement that the storm provides an opportunity for all 1.2 million REALTORS® to focus their energy on supporting each other and their colleagues in Texas, including donating to RRF. “There will be many families in the greater Houston area who need our help,” Brown said. “It will take time to know the full impact of Hurricane Harvey, but we know the devastation will be widespread and that our support will be necessary.”

Read the full article from REALTOR Mag.

NAR also has released guidance for real estate professionals whose transactions were interrupted by the storm.

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