Metro Vancouver REALTORS® honoured for their rapid response during BC’s flooding disaster
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) honoured REALTORS® Ron Basra and Phil Moore with the REALTORS Care® Award this week for providing aid to people devastated by the flooding across BC in 2021 .
The REALTORS Care® Award honours Metro Vancouver Realtors who demonstrate a sustained commitment to charitable, fundraising or volunteer activities that strengthen communities and support people in need.
As soon as Ron Basra, RE/MAX Select Realty, and Phil Moore, RE/MAX Crest Realty, realised the extent of the disaster last November, they sprang into action. They reached out to their colleagues in real estate and made appeals to their social media contacts for donations of much-needed supplies. At the same time, they coordinated the delivery of donations, a difficult task since most roads were washed out.
Donations of food, clothing, and other goods started to pour in from Realtors, clients, friends, and others.
Within days, Basra and Moore fundraised $47,000 and delivered nearly 30 tons of food and supplies to flood-stricken communities. These goods were delivered by 46 helicopter trips and three truckloads.
“Recognising a need and doing what you can to help is the hallmark of the REALTORS Care® Award,” said Daniel John, Chair, REBGV. “Once they realised the severity of the disaster, Basra and Moore knew they had to pitch in. Their efforts helped thousands of British Columbians in their greatest hour of need.”
Each year, REALTORS® donate time, money and enthusiasm to numerous charitable and volunteer causes. REALTORS® have donated more than $385,000 to shelter-related charities and collected donations of blankets and warm clothing to help more than 427,000 people in the Lower Mainland.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is an association representing 14,000 REALTORS® and their companies. The Board provides a variety of member services, including the Multiple Listing Service®. For more information on real estate, statistics, and buying or selling a home, contact a local REALTOR®.
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