Lower Mainland REALTORS® act quickly to aid flood victims
The recent rains and ensuing floods and landslides have devastated residents, communities, and roadways in communities across BC.
To help, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board will direct all financial donations raised during this year’s REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive to support the people affected by this natural disaster.
Since the rains subsided, Realtors have charted helicopters to make over 40 trips to get food to displaced residents, made food and monetary donations, and have even driven pumper trucks throughout the night to help with overwhelmed sewage and drainage systems.
“We had to do something after seeing our communities devastated by floods and landslides,” said Taylor Biggar, RBEGV Chair. “Pivoting the Blanket Drive to help flood victims and show how much REALTORS® care about their communities was our first step in a coordinated response to support those who need it most.”
This year’s REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive fundraiser has been extended to November 29 and is raising money to help victims of the recent extreme weather in BC.
So far, the campaign has collectively raised just over $82,000.
You can make a donation to the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive fundraiser online. With donations of $5 or more, you'll get a tax receipt.