BRR Contributes $1,000 to Aid CA Wildfire Victims

The Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) Board of Directors donated $1,000 to the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Disaster Relief Fund to assist REALTOR® members and association staff who were impacted by the devastating destruction caused by the recent California wildfires.

The fires that demolished parts of Northern California wine country claimed dozens of lives and destroyed thousands of residential and commercial buildings.

“It’s heartbreaking see all of the footage and photos that have come out of the fire-stricken areas,” said Katrina Wehr, 2017 President of Boise Regional REALTORS® and Associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty Boise. “Lives were lost, homes and businesses were completely consumed, and we feel like it’s our duty as REALTORS® to help in some way.”

Boise Regional REALTORS® Board of Directors present a $1,000 to the California Association of REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund to assist those affected by the wildfires in Northern California. From left to right: Debbi Myers, BRR Director; Phil Mount, Vice President; Gary Salisbury, President-Elect; Bob Hurtt, BRR Director. Photo provided by Boise Regional REALTORS®.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Board of Directors present a $1,000 to the California Association of REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund to assist those affected by the wildfires in Northern California. From left to right: Debbi Myers, BRR Director; Phil Mount, Vice President; Gary Salisbury, President-Elect; Bob Hurtt, BRR Director.

 

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The California Association of REALTORS® 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 REALTORS® family — REALTORS®, their staff, and association members and their staff — who incurred substantial losses due to the wildfires. The fund continues to support REALTORS® and others who have been adversely affected by natural and other disasters.

Boise Regional REALTORS® (or BRR) represents more than 4,300 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Intermountain MLS and the Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and boirealtors.com/realtor-foundation/ for more information.

 

REALTORS® Community Foundation Grants Over $25,000 to Ada County Non-Profits

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) awarded nine Ada County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling more than $25,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

Funds for grants are raised throughout the year by members of BRR. The two largest fundraisers include the Give-Back Charity Golf Tournament and an online auction at the annual Circle of Excellence Awards Gala.

The objective of the REALTORS® Community Foundation is to support projects and programs in Ada County that transform the lives of the people in the neighborhoods in which we serve, with special consideration given to projects and programs focused on housing.

“The REALTORS® Community Foundation Board carefully considers each application and researches all potential grant recipients,” said Krista Deacon, Foundation President and Designated Broker for Silvercreek Realty Group. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in our communities by supporting these wonderful organizations.”

The 2016 grant recipients are:

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund  ̶  $1,500 to provide fire victims with immediate resources for food, shelter and clothing needs.

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund

 

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children  ̶  $2,500 to provide program support for the City Life Home for Women & Children; including the Emergency Services Program, New Life Program, Transitional Housing Program and Children’s Program.

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children

 

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity   ̶  $2,000 to assist with construction costs for affordable homes in the Tradewinds Development located at the corner of Locust Grove and Victory in Meridian.

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

 

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)  ̶   $2,000 to provide rent, security deposit and utility assistance to homeless families with children.

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)

 

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers   ̶  $3,000 to fund scholarships for children who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

 

Good Samaritan League   ̶   $3,530 to bring ½ baths and communal baths into ADA compliance by providing restroom rail bars, sing pipe coverings and shower curtains.

Good Samaritan League

Good Samaritan League

 

Life’s Kitchen  ̶   $5,000 to help expand the Stone Soup Project providing hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year at the Interfaith Sanctuary shelter.

Life’s Kitchen

Life’s Kitchen

 

NeighborWorks (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services)   ̶  $2,500 to help fund the Paint the Town program.

NeighborWorks

NeighborWorks

 

Women’s and Children’s Alliance   ̶  $3,000 to maintain the viability of the critical emergency shelter for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.

Women and Children's Alliance

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR; formerly the Ada County Association of REALTORS® or “ACAR”) represents more than 4,000 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Intermountain MLS and the REALTORS® Community Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and boirealtors.com/realtor-foundation/ for more information.