NH REALTORS Disaster Assistance Foundation

NH REALTORS Disaster Assistance Foundation

Under the guidance of President George Lamprey, the New Hampshire REALTORS Disaster Assistance Foundation was established in 2005 and initially funded by the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS. 

The principal purpose of the Foundation is to raise or receive funds to provide charitable support to individuals or entities affected by a natural disaster or other hardship. The Foundation provides financial assistance for shelter, loss of livelihood, transportation, medical attention, clothing and other relief to the victims. The Foundation seeks to address needs not covered by other programs or insurance and focuses on emergency family, housing and livelihood needs that must be met in order for the individuals to continue working and contributing to the rebuilding of the community. It is reactive in nature and therefore individuals or entities must apply for assistance.

The Foundation has the ability to accept donations as well as to send out a request to the REALTOR membership for support of a specific natural disaster or other hardship. REALTORS can feel confident that their donations are being used effectively and are being given on behalf of all New Hampshire REALTORS.

Below you will find the list of approved assistance grants provided to date:

  • $6,418 to mortgage assistance (2019)
  • $1,000 to Flood Victim (2005-2006 Floods)
  • $15,000 to Belknap-Merrimack Counties Community Action Program (2005-2006 Floods)
  • $40,000 to the State of NH Disaster Relief Fund (2005-2006 Floods)
  • $3,500 to Flood Victim (2007)
  • $2,000 to Accident Victim (2008)
  • $1,000 to NAR Disaster Relief Fund (2010 Bush Clinton Haiti Fund)
  • $3,000 to Fire Victim (2010)
  • $1,000 to AmeriCares (2011 Japan Earthquake)
  • $1,000 to AmeriCares (2011 South State Spring Disasters)
  • $1,500 to American Red Cross (2011 Disasters in and around NH communities)
  • $1,500 to American Red Cross (2012 Disasters in and around NH communities)

2022 Board of Directors: Marion Cheney, President; Kathy Ahlin; Simone Barry; Ben Cushing; Melissa Lesniak.

To donate or to apply for an assistance grant, see below.

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"Amidst the sea of change to which the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS has played witness in its 85 years, one thing that has remained constant is the Realtor 'R' and the value we bring to every real estate transaction in which we take part. We are part of a unique community where our familial cooperation transcends our business competition. These are not mere platitudes, but our living ideals, and they are, in fact, the foundation on which we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day affairs."

Joanie McIntire, 2024 President, New Hampshire REALTORS