In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Florida Realtors® and the Florida Disaster Relief Fund have housing and recovery as our priority. Please know if you are affected by the storm, the Disaster Relief Fund is a dedicated fund that is there for REALTORS® to make application and seek financial assistance in their time of need.
Application found here: http://www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/DisasterReliefFund/index.cfm
OUR CALL TO ACTION AT THIS TIME is to take care of your homes, businesses, and associations as you come back on-line with power and water.
Know that…Should you be counted among the lucky that are not adversely affected by the storm, and you are able to lend a helping hand to repair a house for closing, clean your friends and neighbors yards, or volunteer where needed, join us as REALTORS® Build and REBuild Communities.
SIGN UP TODAY with fellow REALTORS® across Florida to prove it. We are hearing and seeing firsthand stories of hometown heroes, REALTORS® are counted among many of them. As we come together to help, proudly wear your REALTOR® “R” (hat, shirt/t-shirt, socks, etc.). Please keep the REBuild going in the coming weeks and SIGN UP now.
Each community team will be compiled with members of different skill levels and strengths. When you sign up…
- Please indicate any experience or special skill you can offer in this effort to REBuild Florida.
- Please indicate any clean up tools you can bring along (saw, chainsaw, hedge clippers, rake, etc)
- Please indicate any non-perishable food items, water, or hurricane overstock items that you can bring for donations to communities.
Share the link we’ve created Sign up for Hurricane Recovery and Relief Efforts today ( http://signup.com/go/CumDijK )
1. You can also click the following link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/1003049972038
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
We’ve watched firsthand and are hearing stories of the heroism and strength of our communities. The hurricane recovery will be a statewide effort and Florida Realtors® is working hand in hand with the Emergency Operations Center and REALTOR® association partners to ensure that we can disseminate information to our members and help those hit hardest in the wake of the storm. The destruction in the keys is extensive and we’re praying for the safe return for many as entrance to the keys is restricted to emergency personnel and residents only. In Marco Island and Naples the storms reeked further havoc, the stories of REALTORS® like DVP Mike Hughes being helped by their fellow REALTORS® and neighbors removing trees that barricaded the way out from their home are heart-wrenching, and all too familiar to each of our communities at this time. In one last glancing blow, Hurricane Irma flooded the streets and communities in Jacksonville, Past President Russell Grooms and founding member of the Disaster Relief Fund narrowly escaped the flooding of his home. Sadly, many neighbors and entire communities of Floridians did experience flooding and will need our help in the coming weeks.