Thursday, September 01, 2005

Real Estate Bloggers Join Relief Efforts

It has been quite an experience watching the aftermath of Katrina unfold online. Television news seems so limited in capability when you can go online, interact, and actually create.

A couple good blogs to check out if you want to see the real estate community mobilize to help victims of Katrina.

The Real Estate Blog Squad

Want to give? Here are a few organizations to consider

General Relief:

The American Red Cross
Donation Link: Click here and select 'Donate Now'.
Relief focus: The Red Cross provides a full spectrum of services to disaster victims. From assistance with shelter, medical care, food, clean water and cleanup efforts, the Red Cross is an organization poised to assist in circumstances such as this.

The Salvation Army
Donation Link: Click here and follow the donate on line link.
Relief focus: The Salvation Army is prepared to provide 400,000 hot meals a day to displaced disaster victims and emergency personnel working to aid those devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They also provide a means for individuals to physically volunteer their time and assistance in the relief efforts.

Real Estate Affiliated:

National Association of Realtors
From NAR President Al Mansell

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation is raising money now to help victims of Hurricane Katrina in those states. NAR has kicked off the effort with two contributions totaling more than $1 million, but we will need a lot more. Won't you join us? EVERY PENNY donated will go directly to help victims of Hurricane Katrina get back on their feet.

Kudos to NAR for eating the administation costs and giving 100% of the donated funds!
NARDonation Link

If you give to the NAR fund, please visit The Truth Laid Bare's Katrina Relief Page and log your contribution. (A little friendly competition between bloggers never hurt anybody)

Keller Williams Cares
Download a Donor Form
Relief Focus: Provide emergency financial assistance to any member of the KW family during times of extreme hardship. In addition, we raise money across the country through KW Cares to benefit charities in the communities where our associates live,
work and play.

Great hurricane charity roundup post on instapundit.

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