18/10/2021

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NAR Realtor Relief Fund Telethon Raises $350K

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Realtors raised pretty much $350K in three hours in aid of disaster victims. The virtual function, aspect of the “Hope Rising” marketing campaign, celebrated RRF’s 20th anniversary.

CHICAGO – Realtors not long ago raised almost $350,000 in just 3 hours to aid catastrophe victims.

Countrywide Association of Realtors® (NAR) President Charlie Oppler hosted a virtual telethon to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Realtors Relief Basis (RRF), which offers housing-relevant help to victims of disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes. The telethon, portion of RRF’s Hope Increasing marketing campaign to increase $8.5 million this yr, also took put about the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist assaults in New York – the impetus for RRF’s start in 2001.

The telethon drew 451 donations from folks and businesses, with massive donations averaging $17,371 and little types averaging $97. Together with the proceeds from the telethon, RRF has lifted about $7.3 million so significantly and arrived at 86% of its objective for Hope Increasing.

Realtors can make a donation to RRF to enable improve the campaign, which operates via November.

For the duration of the function, Oppler stated Sept. 11, 2001, “made us come to feel some thing we’d hardly ever felt right before: that we weren’t safe and sound in our own region – in our personal houses. As Realtors, we know how vital the notion of dwelling is. And we understood that if we can appear alongside one another, we can provide hope, we can present funding, and we can deliver reduction.”

Due to the fact its inception, RRF has assisted practically 18,000 men and women throughout 38 states and territories. It’s provided $33 million in unexpected emergency funding throughout far more than 100 disasters in the U.S., which includes Hurricane Ida previously this thirty day period.

The Hope Climbing marketing campaign aims to greatest RRF’s fundraising sum of $8.4 million in its inaugural year.

“Your determination to your communities and your neighbors is just so inspiring,” Oppler advised donors in the course of the telethon. “Your belief in us empowers us. We can see that hope is mounting, and we want you to know how much we enjoy you growing with us.”

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