Illinois REALTORS® donates $50,000 for Texas hurricane relief

Texas Association of REALTORS® CEO Travis Kessler, 2017 association Chairman Vicki Fullerton and Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner at the Texas REALTORS® Conference in Dallas on Friday, where Illinois REALTORS® was honored for donating $50,000 for hurricane relief efforts. Photo: Texas REALTORS®.

Illinois REALTORS®’ leadership has approved sending $50,000 to the Texas Association of REALTORS® to help with that organization’s relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Illinois REALTORS® 2017 Treasurer Dan Wagner made the announcement in Dallas on Thursday. Illinois REALTORS® was publicly thanked on Friday for the donation at the Texas association’s annual conference.

The donation follows a pattern of Illinois REALTORS® stepping up to help when disaster strikes, regardless of whether the event is in Illinois or across the country.

“REALTORS® are often the first to start pitching in to help their communities after tragedy strikes,” said 2017 Illinois REALTORS® President Doug Carpenter. “Members of our association have been deeply touched by the disaster on the Texas Gulf Coast. Many of us have friends, colleagues and family in areas that flooded, so we want to make sure we do our part to help the region recover.”

Illinois REALTORS® has made similar large donations in the wake of disasters including hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, and after the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Illinois REALTORS® also has a foundation which provides disaster assistance in Illinois. The Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation is currently accepting donations and taking applications for aid for those affected by the flooding in Northern Illinois earlier this year.

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About Jon Broadbooks

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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