Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) donated $500 to the West Virginia REALTOR® Relief Fund to aid in recovery efforts following last month’s historic flooding that killed at least 26 people, displaced about 1,500 families, and shuttered many businesses.

The Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) donated $10,000 to the fund and put out a call to all local associations, asking them to assist by donating funding or supplies.

The money collected by the West Virginia Association of REALTORS® (WVAR) through its Relief Fund will assist displaced residents with mortgage payments, rental assistance, and repairs. WVAR has also identified member coordinators in each of the state’s heavily impacted areas in order to keep the association updated on supply needs.

“Being from the Lower Eastern Shore, we all know how devastating weather events can be,” said CAR President Linda Moran. “As REALTORS®, we help people find their homes. Over 1,500 families in West Virginia have just lost their homes, and they need help. We are more than happy to assist with these recovery efforts, and we encourage others to do the same.”

CAR has asked its members to make monetary donations to the West Virginia REALTOR® Relief Fund. Any members of the public who would also like to help can mail a donation to WV REALTOR® Relief Fund, 2110 Kanawha Boulevard E., Charleston, WV 25311.

The West Virginia REALTOR® Relief Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Call the WVAR office at 304-342-7600 for the organization’s 501(c)3 credentials.

Stay updated on these efforts at www.facebook.com/wvardisasterrelief

For more information about CAR, visit www.coastalrealtors.org.

More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

Coastal Association of REALTORS® is the leading local advocacy group in the real estate industry on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Coastal REALTORS® works in partnership with its members to promote home ownership and preserve, protect, and advocate private property rights. The organization supports 1,000 REALTORS® who serve Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.

For more information on Coastal REALTORS®, visit www.coastalrealtors.org. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Rayne / 410-641-4409/ sarah@coastalrealtors.org