Realtors lifted virtually $350K in a few hrs in guidance of catastrophe victims. The digital celebration, component of the “Hope Rising” campaign, celebrated RRF’s 20th anniversary.
CHICAGO – Realtors just lately lifted approximately $350,000 in just a few hours to assistance disaster victims.
National Affiliation of Realtors® (NAR) President Charlie Oppler hosted a virtual telethon to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Realtors Aid Foundation (RRF), which gives housing-relevant support to victims of disasters these as wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes. The telethon, component of RRF’s Hope Mounting marketing campaign to elevate $8.5 million this 12 months, also took location about the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York – the impetus for RRF’s launch in 2001.
The telethon drew 451 donations from people and businesses, with significant donations averaging $17,371 and modest ones averaging $97. Such as the proceeds from the telethon, RRF has raised about $7.3 million so significantly and attained 86% of its goal for Hope Growing.
Realtors can make a donation to RRF to enable raise the campaign, which runs by means of November.
All through the celebration, Oppler mentioned Sept. 11, 2001, “made us really feel a little something we’d never ever felt prior to: that we weren’t safe and sound in our individual region – in our individual residences. As Realtors, we know how essential the thought of house is. And we realized that if we can arrive alongside one another, we can give hope, we can supply funding, and we can present relief.”
Due to the fact its inception, RRF has served virtually 18,000 folks throughout 38 states and territories. It is provided $33 million in crisis funding through more than 100 disasters in the U.S., which include Hurricane Ida before this month.
The Hope Soaring marketing campaign aims to best RRF’s fundraising amount of money of $8.4 million in its inaugural yr.
“Your perseverance to your communities and your neighbors is just so inspiring,” Oppler instructed donors for the duration of the telethon. “Your trust in us empowers us. We can see that hope is mounting, and we want you to know how substantially we value you climbing with us.”
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