SARASOTA, Fla. (February 24, 2023) – The RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF), which is the charitable arm of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), has committed to supporting those affected by Hurricane Ian through a $5,000 donation to Samaritan’s Purse, a humanitarian aid organization that provides disaster relief to communities in need. The grant was extended in appreciation to Samaritan’s Purse for their community support over the past five months following the devastating storm.
Samaritan’s Purse is an organization that provides physical aid to those in need around the world, whether it’s victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, or famine. The U.S. Disaster Relief arm of the organization has been in the Englewood area since September 29, 2022, and partnered with a local church and more than 3,000 volunteers to assist homeowners with cleanup and recovery after Hurricane Ian.
Since their arrival to Florida, Samaritan’s Purse has been serving both Charlotte and Sarasota counties by mobilizing volunteers to help put tarps on roofs, clean up trees and debris, remove sheet rock and damaged materials, and to help pack up personal belongings for families whose homes could not be salvaged.
The grant supports the larger effort of the RASM REALTORS®️ Charitable Foundation to provide financial aid in the wake of a natural disaster. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the RRCF granted more than $21,000 to RASM members who suffered damage or extreme hardship from the storm and also supported the local American Red Cross with a $5,000 donation. For more information about the RRCF, visit www.myrasm.com/foundation or contact Gina McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org, (941) 952-3405.
About REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee
The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) is the largest real estate trade association in Sarasota and Manatee counties, serving over 9,000 members. RASM provides technology, training, networking and business support to members, and supports a healthy real estate market by upholding high professional and ethical standards through a Code of Ethics, ongoing education and certification programs. As the advocate for the real estate brokerage industry, RASM is the Voice for Real Estate® in the Sarasota/Manatee region. For more information, call (941) 952-3400 or visit www.myrasm.com.