Alabama REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund Makes Donations Following Hurricane Michael & California Wildfire
December 3, 2018
The Alabama REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund has made donations to associations across the Gulf Coast in response to Hurricane Michael in October and another donation to the California Association of REALTORS® in light of the recent wildfire in northern California.
The Central Panhandle Association of REALTORS®, the Florida REALTORS® and the Southeast Alabama Association of REALTORS® received contributions from the Fund to aid in recovery efforts following the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael, which made landfall on October 10 near Mexico Beach, Florida. Michael is the strongest storm on record to hit the Florida Panhandle, accounting for at least 60 deaths and nearly $15 billion in damage.
The California wildfire, called Camp Fire, burned through more than 153,000 acres in Butte County for over two weeks in November. The blaze left nearly 14,000 homes and over 4,800 other buildings decimated in its wake. Camp Fire has been named the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, responsible for 88 deaths with several others still unaccounted for.
The Alabama Association of REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization established in September 2004, immediately following Hurricane Ivan, to provide emergency relief to those who sustained damage to their personal residence. Since that time, the fund has provided assistance to approximately 1,500 individuals and made approximately $2,000,000 in contributions to relief efforts. One hundred percent of all donations go to aiding in the recovery efforts.
The Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals comprised of over 15,000 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.