REALTORS Relief Foundation launches aid campaign for Watseka

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The Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation has set up a crowdfunding effort to help those affected by the July floods that inundated the small community of Watseka.

Doug Carpenter

IAR President-elect Doug Carpenter

The IRRF, which is the non-profit disaster relief arm of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, has set up the GoFundMe site in an effort to raise $20,000. As of Wednesday afternoon, the just-launched initiative had its first donation, $50 from IAR President-elect Doug Carpenter.

The request for aid from IRRF came from the Kanakee-​Iroquois​-Ford Association of REALTORS®, which has members serving the Watseka area. The small community saw nearly a quarter of its housing stock affected by the flooding which occurred when the Iroquois River surged five feet above flood stage.

IRRF is a non-profit foundation which has already sent more than $100,000 to Illinois communities struck by two separate tornado outbreaks. Applicants can receive up to $500 to go toward daily living needs and the cost of getting to and from work.

The form for those interested in applying for aid is here.

 

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Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association's communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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