Ontario's REALTORS Care Foundation pledges $20,000 to Alberta Floods Fund; Ontario Real Estate Association to match $20,000 donation in support of relief efforts

Ontario REALTORS® announce $40,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross's Alberta Floods Fund

TORONTO, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Real Estate Association and the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation have announced a combined donation of $40,000 to the Alberta Floods Fund on behalf of Ontario REALTORS®.

In support of the relief efforts, the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation is running a nationwide campaign with all monies donated to the Canadian Red Cross.

According to Phil Dorner, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), "OREA and the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation are proud to join forces with the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation to help the Canadian Red Cross bring some relief to our Alberta neighbours."

Dorner adds, "REALTOR® involvement and commitment to community is no secret. With thousands of people in need in flood ravaged southern Alberta, our REALTOR® family is ready and willing to lend our support to the relief efforts. We (REALTORS®) are committed to helping our neighbours, communities and fellow Canadians in need."

The Red Cross has specified that financial donations are needed for food, shelter and water and the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation has provided a secure place where REALTORS® and other members of the community can donate online. Simply visit www.realtorscare.ca to make a donation.

All money raised will be contributed to the Alberta Floods Fund, administered by the Canadian Red Cross.

About the Ontario Real Estate Association: The Ontario Real Estate Association represents over 55,000 brokers and salespeople who are members of the 41 real estate boards throughout the province. OREA serves its REALTOR® members through a wide variety of professional publications, educational programs, advocacy, and other services. www.OREA.com

About the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation: The mission of the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation is to enable REALTOR® members and real estate boards to practice effective and ethical fundraising in support of shelter related causes in Ontario. In 2012, the foundation gave out $568,000 in grants to 133 charities across the province. For more details, please visit www.realtorscareontario.ca

SOURCE: Ontario Real Estate Association

For further information:

Michelle Connolly
Ontario Real Estate Association
(416) 445-9910 ext. 615
michellec@orea.com

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