Realtors elevated practically $350K in three hours in aid of catastrophe victims. The digital celebration, part of the “Hope Rising” marketing campaign, celebrated RRF’s 20th anniversary.
CHICAGO – Realtors lately lifted approximately $350,000 in just a few several hours to support disaster victims.
Nationwide Association of Realtors® (NAR) President Charlie Oppler hosted a virtual telethon to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Realtors Reduction Foundation (RRF), which gives housing-relevant guidance to victims of disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes. The telethon, component of RRF’s Hope Soaring campaign to raise $8.5 million this yr, also took location close to 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 folks and companies, with substantial donations averaging $17,371 and smaller ones averaging $97. Together with the proceeds from the telethon, RRF has elevated about $7.3 million so significantly and arrived at 86% of its purpose for Hope Mounting.
Realtors can make a donation to RRF to help increase the marketing campaign, which runs by means of November.
For the duration of the party, Oppler mentioned Sept. 11, 2001, “made us feel a thing we’d never ever felt ahead of: that we weren’t harmless in our have region – in our own homes. As Realtors, we know how crucial the concept of residence is. And we recognized that if we can arrive jointly, we can give hope, we can offer funding, and we can present relief.”
Considering that its inception, RRF has aided nearly 18,000 people today throughout 38 states and territories. It is offered $33 million in unexpected emergency funding in the course of a lot more than 100 disasters in the U.S., like Hurricane Ida earlier this thirty day period.
The Hope Growing campaign aims to best RRF’s fundraising sum of $8.4 million in its inaugural calendar year.
“Your devotion to your communities and your neighbors is just so inspiring,” Oppler instructed donors all through the telethon. “Your have faith in in us empowers us. We can see that hope is growing, and we want you to know how significantly we appreciate you increasing with us.”
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