Alabama REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund Makes Donation to Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
August 29, 2017
The Alabama Association of Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund has donated $10,000 to the Texas Association of Realtors® in response to the recent and ongoing flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The storm, which has been compared to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, made landfall on Friday and brought with it a record-breaking amount of rain, over 40 inches. The National Weather Service is calling the storm unprecedented, and it is expected to linger for a few more days.
The flooding has already displaced thousands and left cities devastated, particularly hard-hit Houston. According to the National Flood Insurance Program, the overwhelming majority of homes hit by Harvey are not insured against flooding.
Jimmie Ann Campbell from the Montgomery Area Association of REALTORS® is chairwoman of the Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund Committee.
“Hurricane Harvey has forced thousands of people out of their homes, not certain if they will ever see it again,” said Campbell. “When communities experience this type of devastation, we, as Realtors®, feel a sense of responsibility to step up to aid in the recovery and rebuilding efforts.”
The Alabama REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund was set up to aid communities in other states, as well as in Alabama, after tragic events and natural disasters. One hundred percent of all donations go to aiding in the recovery efforts. If you would like to contribute to the disaster relief fund, please visit the Alabama REALTORS® website.
The Alabama Association of Realtors® (AAR) is the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals comprised of over 14,000 members. United by adherence to a Code of Ethics, our members work as real estate professionals in the sale, lease, appraisal, management and development of residential, commercial, rural and resort properties throughout Alabama.