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Real estate companies pitch in for disaster relief

How to donate to local and national funds
Published on Sep 1, 2005

Real estate companies have come out full force to provide relief funding to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The National Association of Realtors is contributing more than $1 million to funds established by Realtor associations in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi to provide emergency relief to victims. NAR is accepting contributions for the relief fund through Realtor.org/relief. A la mode said on Thursday it has donated $150,000 in cash to be split equally among the disaster recovery operations of the three state Realtor associations. In addition, a la mode's founder and Chairman Dave Biggers indicated that he would ask all of the company's clients to donate to the American Red Cross through the a la mode Web site, www.alamode.com/katrina, and will personally match the total contribution up to $250,000. The California Association of Realtors has donated $30,000 to hurricane relief efforts in the three afflicted states. Individual contributions to C.A.R.'s hurricane relief effort...

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