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
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:
Ontario Real Estate Association
(416) 445-9910 ext. 615