Total existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—rose 3.1% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.00 million in January.
Realtors Relief Foundation Awards $1.5-Million Relief Grant for Victims of Maui Wildfires
CHICAGO—The Realtors Relief Foundation announced $1.5 million in disaster relief aid has been made available to Hawaii Realtors in support of the Realtors Association of Maui after fires recently devastated communities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Funds will be made available to the public to assist with disaster victims’ housing payments as relief and recovery efforts continue.
“Maui’s recent wildfires have deeply impacted its residents, and we stand by them during this challenging time,” said RRF President Mike McGrew. “RRF grants aim to ease the path towards recovery, offering tangible aid to those rebuilding their lives. As real estate agents, we recognize that unity and community spirit are invaluable, especially when facing such trying circumstances.”
Since 2001, RRF has disbursed more than $40 million in aid to more than 20,000 families nationwide. The National Association of Realtors covers all administrative costs, ensuring 100% of all funds collected are distributed directly to disaster relief causes.
“With the current wildfire devastation in Maui, we are in close contact with the state and local associations to determine the needs of local communities and their residents. We stand ready to help however needed in the coming days and weeks, specifically as countless families look to rebuild their homes and livelihoods after experiencing such tremendous loss,” Realtors Relief Foundation officials stated.
The Realtors Relief Foundation is able to provide disaster relief funding through the support of its state and local association partners and the Realtor organization family. Your support not only provides the assistance that Maui will need to rebuild, but it also ensures that resources remain available for future disasters in Hawaii and across the country.
The foundation stated, “We encourage your support of RRF so we can meet this need and more. We also ask you to please share the message with members of your association by asking them to donate by texting TEAMRRF to 71777. You can also contact RRF directly or visit our website at https://rrf.realtor. RRF stands with Maui in this time of need. We encourage you to stand with us to be there whenever disasters strike our communities.”
When a major disaster occurs, RRF mobilizes its outreach efforts and turns to NAR members and other constituents for support. To learn more about RRF, visit www.nar.realtor/rrf.
RRF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that exists to provide financial housing assistance to the public after disasters. In its 20 years of existence, more than $40 million in aid has helped more than 20,000 families. RRF is supported generously by the Realtor organization family. Local and state Realtor associations partner with RRF as they mobilize the Realtors in their locale to assist those in need. NAR covers all administrative costs allowing 100% of donations to be used for disaster relief.
On Aug. 8, the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors announced that NAR’s Realtors Relief Foundation had approved its grant request for $500,000 to help Realtor members and residents throughout the Hudson Valley affected by the flash flooding on July 9 and 10.