“Illinois REALTORS®’ members take pride in being among the first to provide assistance to those recovering from a catastrophe,” said association President Doug Carpenter. “Our members know the peace of mind which comes from having a safe place to call home, so we’re particularly sensitive to making sure we do our part to help homeowners.”
Illinois REALTORS® is contributing $50,000 to victims who sustained property damage during Hurricane Irma.
The money will go to the association’s sister organization, Florida REALTORS®, which will be in charge of distributing the funds.
This is the second sizeable donation the 47,000-member Illinois REALTORS® has made this month. Another $50,000 donation was made to the Texas Association of REALTORS® to help Hurricane Harvey victims.
In all, Illinois REALTORS® has donated nearly $1 million since 1997 to help victims of disasters in and outside of Illinois.
In addition to responding to the hurricanes, Illinois REALTORS® is in the middle of an effort to help those affected by severe flooding this summer in Northern Illinois. The association, through its non-profit Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation, has distributed nearly $30,000 for flood victims.
Illinois REALTORS®’ disaster relief foundation also partners with the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Foundation to in order to get more money to Illinois disaster victims.
Illinois REALTORS® donated $100,000 and members helped build a Habitat for Humanity home on the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Donations were also made after hurricanes Floyd and Sandy.
To learn more about Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation, or obtain information about assistance for victims of Northern Illinois flooding, visit the website.