REALTORS® throughout the state have a long-standing tradition of community involvement, making a difference in the neighborhoods in which they serve. REALTORS® volunteer their time and effort in numerous charities and worthy causes. To showcase these efforts, the REALTORS® Care section of C.A.R. Online has been created to share these stories and to publicize involvement opportunities throughout the state. If you have a story or information you would like to share, please send an e-mail to RealtorsCare@car.org for consideration.
C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund C.A.R. established the C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of the devastating 2003 California wildfires. Grants provided by the fund were used to help members of the REALTOR® family - REALTORS®, their staff, and association members and their staff - who incurred substantial losses due to the wildfires. Today, C.A.R. continues to reach out to those affected by natural and other disasters by distributing grants of $1,000 to $10,000 from the fund.
To receive an application to request a grant from the C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund, call Jennifer Ly at (213) 739-8203 or e-mail JenniferL@car.org.
Fire Disaster Information C.A.R. has compiled resources and other useful information for those affected by the Southern California wildfires, including current details about the fires; assistance center locations; what to do after a fire; information on insurance-related issues and legal advice; and fire preparedness resources. Click here for more details.
Legal Q&A: "Firestorms: Basic Real Estate Legal Issues" To assist REALTORS® and their clients with some of the many legal questions which may arise, C.A.R.'s Legal Dept. has released a Legal Q&A entitled "Firestorms: Basic Real Estate Legal Issues." Click here to view the Legal Q&A.
How You Can Help
C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund To make a tax-deductible donation to the C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund, please make checks payable to the California Community Foundation and write "C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund" on the "memo" line. Send checks to the California Community Foundation, 445 S. Figueroa St., #3400, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1638. To make a contribution online, click here.