The California Association of Realtors is collecting donations that it plans to distribute to members who have lost their homes or other property in the state’s ongoing wildfires.

Money from C.A.R.’s Disaster Relief Fund is available to Realtors, C.A.R. members, and their staff who have “incurred substantial losses due to wildfires.” The funds are paid out in grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

The disaster fund was established after a particularly destructive set of wildfires besieged California in 2003. Its use isn’t limited to fires — funds have gone to victims of Hurricane Sandy the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 — though wildland mega blazes are the most frequent disaster Californians face.

According to C.A.R., the fund has provided more than $1.6 million in disaster relief since 2003, including 30 grants totaling $323,992 during last year’s fires.

The fires currently raging in the Golden State have caused a record-breaking amount of destruction. In Northern California, the Camp Fire had grown to 125,000 acres as of Tuesday afternoon. It has also killed 42 people and destroyed 6,000 homes, making it both the state’s most deadly and most destructive wildfire in recorded history.

In Southern California, more than 100,000 acres and over 400 homes have burned in the Woolsey and other fires near the border between Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

In describing the Disaster Relief Fund, C.A.R. pointed out that “thousands of people of have been displaced and need homes” as a result of the ongoing fires.

Those who would like to make donations to the fund can do so online, or in person at the California Community Foundation in downtown Los Angeles.

People who would like to request assistance from the fund can call (213) 739-8297, or email For more information, visit C.A.R.’s website.

Email Jim Dalrymple II

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription