The Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) has donated $15,000 to help victims of recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and surrounding areas. NVAR President Greg Martin said NVAR’s donation to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation created 16 years ago by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will be used to help members of the public who need help recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
“It’s important to do what we can to help people in need rebuild their lives after these natural disasters,” Martin said. “By donating to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation, 100 percent of the funds go directly to help people affected by these storms. None of this money is used for overhead or administrative costs.” Martin, a longtime REALTOR® based in Elko, Nev., added that NVAR and its members throughout Nevada may donate more to this fund in the coming weeks and months.
NAR launched the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) as the REALTORS® Relief Fund in 2001, within hours of the devastating Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks – raising more than $8.4 million so that surviving family members could stay in their homes. Since then, more than $25 million has been raised for victims of disasters, including wildfires, tornadoes, floods and hurricanes.
Today, RRF exists as a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide housing-related assistance to victims of disasters and for other charitable purposes permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.