When disaster strikes communities, the National Association of REALTORS® is there to assist through the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF). You can help support this important cause by participating in RRF’s Annual Online Silent Auction November 13 through November 15. 100% of your auction donation will go to help victims of future disasters.
View the auction catalog starting November 6 at www.biddingforgood.com/rrf. Then get ready to bid on your favorite items when the auction opens at 2:00pm Pacific Time (5:00pm Eastern Time) on Friday, November 13. But hurry! Bidding for all items closes at 2:00pm Pacific Time (5:00pm Eastern Time) on Sunday, November 15.
Start your holiday shopping now! The auction is a great way to find great gifts for friends, family, or you. Plus your donation is tax deductible (to the extent allowed by law). This year’s auction items include:
- The Newest in Electronics…Apple Watches, GoPros, & Many Others
- Dining, Specialty Food Items, and Gift Baskets
- Vacation Getaways
- Golf Events and Packages
- Gift Cards
- Designer Handbags and Home Accessories
- And much more!
While many charitable organizations are in place to meet people’s immediate food and medical needs, the RRF a charity solely focused on emergency housing-related assistance. And unlike many other charities, the RRF funnels 100 percent of collected funds to aid disaster victims.
Last year’s silent auction raised over $100,000 and this money went into the RRF fund for general use towards future disasters. In the past year, NAR has disbursed $400,000 towards disasters in Illinois, Nebraska, Texas, and Washington State. Unfortunately, more disasters will occur and more of our assistance will be needed. By participating in the auction, your generosity ensures that we are ready when the next call for help comes.
Bidding for the Silent Auction is online at www.biddingforgood.com/rrf. In San Diego, you can visit the RRF booth in Lobby D of the San Diego Convention Center to learn more or get assistance with placing a bid or making a donation. The great thing about this auction is that it is open to everyone. Invite family and friends to get on their mobile devices, where ever they are in the country, and support the cause!
“Washington State is in the midst of its worst wildfire season in history. The REALTORS® Relief Fund has stepped up to assist victims of those fires who have lost everything… The economic impact of these fires to the people living in these regions is astronomical. They have lost their homes and businesses. Thanks to the RRF, the members of the association who most likely helped these individuals purchase their homes will now be able to provide housing-related financial assistance to the victims of the fires. The RRF truly shows the power of the “R” and we appreciate all that our friends and colleagues around the country do to keep the RRF strong.”
Washington REALTORS® on the 2015 Wildfire Disasters