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Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund Open

By Kymberly Franklin posted 7 days ago

  

Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund Open

The National Weather Service said three tornadoes ripped through Tallahassee. The disaster relief fund is available to Realtors, Realtor boards/associations and their staff.

ORLANDO – The Florida Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund began accepting applications after tornadoes ripped through downtown Tallahassee and the surrounding area on Friday, killing one person. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in 15 North Florida counties.

Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund: There When You Need It

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The fund, available to Realtors®, Realtor boards/associations and their staff, provides assistance to those whose primary residential home or real estate office sustained damages due to the storm.

The counties included in the governor’s emergency declaration for the May 10 storms are Baker, Columbia, Escambia, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okalossa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor and Wakulla counties. Storm assistance applications will close Nov. 11, 2024.

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, two tornadoes swept across the city simultaneously. When their paths met at the Capital City Country Club Golf course, located in the downtown area, one dissipated. A third tornado stayed south of the city’s metro area, impacting areas near and within Woodville.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said a woman died when a tree fell on the family’s home, and about 80,000 residents were left without power.  Wind gusts of 80 to 100 mph, speeds that exceed hurricane intensity, were reported in the capital city.

The storm also knocked two chimneys from apartment buildings at a complex where fallen trees covered a row of cars. Fencing was left bent at the Florida State University baseball stadium.

Other disaster relief available

The Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund is also continuing to accept applications for the severe weather events in Florida on Jan. 9, 2024, that impacted 49 counties. Applications will close July 9, 2024. The Realtors Relief Foundation is also accepting applications for any Florida residents who sustained damage during the same storms.

Donations to the Florida Realtors Disaster Relief fund can be completed securely online. If you prefer to mail in a tax-deductible donation, please make your check payable to "Florida Realtors Disaster Fund, attention Dave Garrison," and send the check to:

Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund

PO Box 725025

Orlando, FL 32872-5025

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund: There When You Need It

Realtors helping others in times of need is what this charity is all about. Learn how to give and receive.

The Florida Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund was formed as a trust in the state of Florida in August 1992, and since then it has been assisting Realtors and their employees as well as local associations and staff who experienced damage to their primary residences or offices caused by natural disasters.

Applicants must be a member of the Realtor® family prior to the disaster and whose primary residence home or real estate office has sustained serious physical and/or structural damage to include but not limited to water intrusion.

 

CURRENT DISASTERS OPEN FOR RELIEF

For the Florida Realtors family

FLORIDA REALTORS DISASTER RELIEF FUND: Applications are currently being accepted for members of the Florida Realtors family who sustained damage during:

APPLY FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE
APPLY FOR BUSINESS ASSISTANCE


For non-Realtor Florida residents and Florida Realtors family

REALTORS® RELIEF FUND: Applications are currently being accepted for any Florida residents who sustained damage during:

APPLY FOR RRF ASSISTANCE

If you have trouble completing the forms, please contact Tech Helpline at 407-587-1450, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET. You can also chat online with Tech Helpline during those hours.

 

Contribute to the Disaster Relief Fund

Donations to the Disaster Relief Fund may be completed securely online with a credit card. Or, if you prefer to mail in a tax-deductible donation, please make your check payable to "Florida Realtors Disaster Fund, attention Dave Garrison," and send the check to: 

Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 725025
Orlando, FL 32872-5025 

Florida Association of Realtors Disaster Relief Fund, Registration #CH2189. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

The Florida Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund was formed as a trust in the state of Florida in August 1992, and since then it has been assisting Realtors and their employees as well as local associations and staff who experienced damage to their primary residences or offices caused by natural disasters.

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