Online Bids to Boost Relief Foundation Coffers

November 8, 2013

How do you spell Relief? A-U-C-T-I-O-N.

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation kicks off its first annual online fundraising auction at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Bidding opens today, Friday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. Pacific time and closes on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. Pacific time.

Fabulous trips, including a 7-day Caribbean cruise and an Alaskan getaway, electronics, artwork, wine, and restaurant certificates are among the items up for grabs by bidders.

Because the auction will be held online, it’s available to all members, not just conference attendees.

NAR launched the REALTORS® Relief Foundation as the REALTORS® Relief Fund in 2001, within hours of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks—raising more than $8.4 million that helped surviving family members stay in their homes. Since then, about $25 million in emergency housing assistance has been provided to victims of major wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes and more than 30 other disasters so far.

A full 100 percent of donated funds are used for the direct benefit of the recipients.

If you would like to browse the catalogue and place a bid, visit from your PC or mobile device.

–By Wendy Cole, REALTOR® Magazine

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