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The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Charitable Foundation Donates $20,000 in Disaster Relief Aid to Hurricane Harvey Victims in Texas

by Eric Berman - - 781-839-5507 | Sep 01, 2017

WALTHAM, Mass. – August 31, 2017 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Charitable Foundation announced today that the group is donating $20,000 to the National Association of Realtors® Realtor® Relief Foundation to fund rescue and recovery efforts underway in the areas of Texas most affected by Hurricane Harvey. All funds go to help Realtors® and others in need with temporary housing, mortgage payments and related expenses.

 “Realtors® know the importance of home, and our hearts go out to the thousands of people that lost their homes to flooding in the Houston area,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway. “The road to recovery and rebuilding may be long, but we are confident that this grant from Massachusetts Realtors® will help provide critical support to the people of Texas in the meantime.”

About the MAR Charitable Foundation:
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Charitable Foundation performs a variety of community outreach initiatives that provide assistance to needy individuals and the community at-large. Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has implemented several grant programs aimed at furthering the Realtor® tradition of giving back to the local community.   For more information or to make a donation to the Foundation go to:

About the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®:
Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® is a professional trade organization with more than 24,000 members.  The term Realtor® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of Realtors® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.


Editors and reporters: Please note that the term Realtor is properly spelled with an initial capital “R”, per the Associated Press Stylebook.