Ozaukee Realtors donate to disaster fund

News Graphic Staff

Dec. 5, 2017

CEDARBURG — Ozaukee Realtors Association recently donated $1,210 to the Realtor Relief Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The relief foundation has one goal when major disaster strikes: help families who have endured unimaginable loss, according to a news release from the Ozaukee Realtors.

“Because of the recent natural disasters throughout our country, the Board of Directors felt it was important to reach out and help those impacted,” said Ozaukee Realtors President Troy Bretl. “We felt the Realtors Relief Foundation was a great fit because it provides housing-related assistance and 100 percent of funds are dispersed.”

The National Association of Realtors first launched the Realtors Relief Foundation as the Realtors Relief Fund in 2001, within hours of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

It raised more than $8.4 million to provide assistance so that surviving family members could stay in their homes.

Since then, more than $25 million has been raised for victims of disasters, including wildfires, tornadoes, floods and hurricanes.

Today, Realtors Relief Foundation exists as a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide housing-related assistance to victims of disasters and for other charitable purposes, the news release added.

The Ozaukee Realtors Association has its headquarters in Cedarburg.