CABOR Pitches In to Support Communities Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy’s destruction left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed along the east coast, leaving many Americans without a place to call home. While the full impact of Sandy won’t be known for weeks or months, REALTORS® are ready to help however they can.

Joanne Zettl, Chair Elect for the Cleveland Area Board of REALTORS® (CABOR), said, “For more than 11 years, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has provided housing-related assistance to victims of natural disasters and is now working with state REALTOR® associations in affected areas to distribute funds as quickly as possible.”

She added, “The Cleveland Area Board of REALTORS® believes it is important to support our fellow REALTORS®, colleagues, friends and family in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. CABOR is happy to join the many local and state associations across the United States supporting the relief effort by contributing $1,000 to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation.”

“REALTORS® help build and maintain communities and it’s only natural that we come together when so many communities are in need right now,” said Zettl. “Donations from REALTORS® across the country will go to those affected by Hurricane Sandy and will help rebuild thousands of homes along the East Coast.”

Formed in response to September 11, 2001, the foundation has assisted with more than 30 disasters and provided more than $22 million in emergency housing assistance. One hundred percent of the money donated by REALTORS® goes directly to help the victims of natural disasters.

“When natural disasters strike and we see individuals and families losing their homes, we are reminded that homeownership really does matter,” said Zettl. “REALTORS® are helping those who have lost their homes get back on their feet and rebuild a stronger community and place to call home.”

For more information about the REALTOR® Relief Foundation, visit


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