Hurricane Sandy Donations Pouring In

Bill Landau of Wells Fargo encourages conference goers to designate a state for REALTORS Relief Foundation contributions. For each member who puts a name on the Relief Wall, Wells Fargo will make a contribution to the foundation.

During the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando NAR is collecting donations to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) for Hurricane Sandy disaster assistance. Already, more than 1,500 REALTORS® have answered the call for donations. On Oct. 31, NAR President Moe Veissi e-mailed all NAR members, asking for “what you can—every amount helps.” (Update: At a member forum on Thursday, Veissi announced that NAR would match members’ donations up to $500,000.)

If you’re attending the conference, you can make a donation at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage-sponsored Relief Foundation Wall in West Hall D Lobby of the Orange County Convention Center during the following hours:

Friday, Nov. 9:       12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 11/10:      9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 11/11:         10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You can also donate online.

The Foundation is working with associations in New York, New Jersey, and other affected areas to aid victims in those states with housing-related assistance. A donation to RRF is tax-deductible, and 100 percent of donations are used for relief. NAR covers the administrative costs of operating the Foundation.

Read Erica Christoffer’s post, “REALTORS® on the East Coast Help Clients Pick Up the Pieces Following Hurricane Sandy.”

REALTORS Relief Foundation aid will help restore areas such as Union Beach, N.J., damaged when Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern Shore Oct. 29.

Stacey Moncrieff

Stacey is vice president of business-to-business communications for the National Association of REALTORS®, overseeing the association's key communications with NAR members and REALTOR® association executives.

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