Marla Martin, Communications Manager, or Jeff Zipper, Vice President of Communications
407/438-1400, ext. 2326 or 2314
Florida Realtors® Supports Recovery Efforts After Sandy
Disaster Relief Fund Donates $200K to NAR’s Realtor Relief Fund
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 13, 2012 – Florida’s Realtors® reached out to fellow Realtors and others in the Northeast who are reeling from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, pledging a $200,000 donation from the Florida Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund to go to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Realtor Relief Fund and help with recovery efforts.
The contribution was announced Sunday during NAR’s 2012 Convention and Trade Expo, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
“With a heavy heart, all of Florida’s Realtors have watched the toll Sandy has taken on your families, homes and businesses,” said 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene, regional manager of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st in Fort Lauderdale. “Florida knows first hand the devastation these storms cause both on and off the coastline – we understand and appreciate the tenacity it takes to rebuild and carry on for your families, friends and communities. As always, Realtors are leading the efforts to clean up and restore people’s lives and livelihoods. Please know that our Realtor family is standing strong beside you, ready to lend a hand and help in whatever way we can.
“The Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund was created almost 20 years ago to support and provide assistance to people in need after a natural disaster. On behalf of our 115,000 Realtor members, I am privileged to announce we have sent $200,000 to the Realtor Relief Fund to help our Realtor colleagues in the Northeast, their families and their communities in this time of turmoil.”
Said Dick Darling, the current chairman of the Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund and an Orange City Realtor, “Here in Florida, we’ve been there – we know exactly what they’re going through in the Northeast in the aftermath of this superstorm. We extend our heartfelt understanding and appreciation of the effort that must be put forth for their recovery. We have sent them this financial assistance to help them along the way.”
For more information about Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund or to make a contribution, go to Florida Realtors’ member website at: https://www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/DisasterReliefFund/index.cfm
Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 115,000 members in 63 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.