NC REALTORS Pitch In Following Hurricane Matthew
The NC REALTORS Executive Committee called for volunteers from local associations, governments, and relief agencies to help our waterlogged neighbors in Pender, Columbus, and Robeson counties.
Non-perishable goods and supplies, support and resources, as well as distribute flood relief applications and assist in the assessment and documentation of property damage.
Lumberton City Hall served as "basecamp" for volunteers. Four weeks later, some real estate agents are still taking a day here or there to check in with residents, as flood waters from Hurricane Matthew have finally begun to recede.
The National Association of REALTORS "Realtors Relief Foundation" is offering a one-time grant of up to $1000 for homeowners in need. Heather Tenney, VP of Member Services, said, "There are some requirements," which include a bank statement, an electricity or phone bill, proof that it is a primary residence.
Considering the tragic loss of life, millions in aid to be dispensed, and years of rebuilding ahead, state governor Pat McCrory commented that "North Carolina is resilient, our people are strong and we are going to get through this together. The storm is still impacting people in a big way. You have got to see it to believe all the devastation that has occurred."
Resources for FEMA applications can be found online, by clicking here.