Hurricane Communications Center

RE/MAX people stand together

Harvey and Irma, the two Hurricanes that roared through the Caribbean and then into the southeast United States, have impacted millions of lives. In areas of Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and elsewhere, people are displaced, power systems are struggling or down, and water continues to cause problems. Thousands of RE/MAX Affiliates have had their lives disrupted, and unfortunately some have sustained significant damage to their homes or offices.

But, in addition to actively helping their communities regroup and recover, RE/MAX people are passionate about helping each other. 

Immediately after Harvey hit Texas, RE/MAX LLC established a site where Affiliates and others could contribute to help the RE/MAX offices and agents impacted by the storm. That effort continues, and the over $140,000 donated through 9/12/17 is earmarked for Harvey relief. But now the reach of the fund has been expanded, and contributions going forward will benefit RE/MAX Affiliates who sustain injury, damage or loss this hurricane season – regardless of location.

Dave and Gail Liniger will match the amount raised, dollar for dollar, up to $1 million. Currently almost 1,000 Affiliates have raised over $158,000. If you’d like contribute (every dollar will help!) click here. 

(Note: Contributions are not tax-deductible.)

Agent Updates

In times of need, you can always count on RE/MAX agents to step up and help their communities and colleagues. Here’s an update of how RE/MAX Affiliates have contributed to the relief effort.

Anthony Askowitz, Broker-owner of RE/MAX Advance Realty and RE/MAX Advance Realty II in Miami, opened his office to business professionals who have been displaced by Hurricane Irma. His Facebook post last week offered desks, telephones and cellphone recharging stations to professionals without electricity. Read more in the Miami Herald.

From RE/MAX Hometown in Magnolia, TX:

From Mike Casey of RE/MAX Trinity in Weatherford, TX:

“I am a member of an elite disaster response team called the Storm Warriors. We are usually the first on the scene to these devastating events. Thanks to the generous support of the RE/MAX Trinity family we were one of the first teams to arrive in Aransas Pass and deliver relief supplies on Sunday. The people we encountered were in shock. It was a very emotional experience.

We are currently filling (2) 18-wheelers to make another trip in the next few days to Rockport. We will be supporting the relief efforts on the Texas Coast and Houston for many months to come.” 

More news will be added as it comes in. You can also stay up to date by following the RE/MAX of Texas or RE/MAX of Florida Facebook pages.

 RE/MAX scenes from Irma and Harvey

Image from Cheryl Henderson, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Tropical in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Image from the office of Broker Bonnie Dougall of RE/MAX Luxury Properties BVI in the British Virgin Islands.
Image from the office of Broker Bonnie Dougall of RE/MAX Luxury Properties BVI in the British Virgin Islands.
Image from the office of Broker Bonnie Dougall of RE/MAX Luxury Properties BVI in the British Virgin Islands.

RE/MAX Active Realty in Jacksonville, Florida
Erick Shumway of RE/MAX Alliance in Sarasota, Florida, prepares his home for the storm.
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Thank you for Re/Max Accord being associated with the Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds. Also, for posting updates.
We can contribute through these funds.
Thank you,
Lynn Oakes, Sales Manager/Realtor
Re/Max Accord, Lafayette, CA 94549

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