REALTORS® RELIEF FOUNDATION Disaster Relief Assistance
Damages to homes and businesses could easily and conservatively exceed $2 million
LITTLE FALLS, MN—Nearly $100,000 has been raised to support residents affected by a June 23-24 storm that dropped up to 12.3 inches of rain on the Randall area, causing widespread flooding. Continued support is needed in what will be a months-long recovery effort.
An estimated 40 homes and several businesses were inundated with floodwaters when the late June deluge—deemed a 500-year rain event by the National Weather Service—caused the Little Elk River to overflow its banks and overrun the Morrison County community. A 500-year rain event means it has a 0.2 percent chance of occurring based on historical records.
“The financial need in Randall is really high for these folks to get their lives back on track,” said Matt Pantzke, Randall city administrator, who shared that many homeowners were without flood insurance or unable to secure it. “We have many homes with significant structural and personal property damage, along with a lot of heating devices and appliances—furnaces, water heaters, washers, dryers.”
Our Mission: “A Cornerstone of giving through community growth and well-being.”
The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses its attention on improving homes and communities through REALTOR® volunteer and fundraising efforts. The Foundation is made up of a board of directors that was established back in 2005.
|Original Board Members||Current Board Members|
|President||Roger Danielson||Linda Hurst|
|President Elect||Lyndell Timothy||Ruth Ann Veith|
|Sec/Treas||Louise Danielson||Laurie Moe-Greer|
|Director||Lynn Mittlestead||Sandy Swanson|
|Director||Erna Folta||Amye Miller (2022 Past President)|
|Director||Keith Wahl||Amy Price|
➢ Educate consumers about affordable housing issues
➢ Provide the tools needed to make home-ownership more attainable
➢ Address both immediate and long-term needs through strong public/private partnership
➢ Provide opportunity to make a lasting investment in local communities
Examples of organizations served by the Foundation’s efforts:
➢ Homeless and Wounded Warriors-MN
➢ Habitat for Humanity
➢ The Boys and Girls Club
➢ Toys for Kids
➢ Angel Fund (school food program)
➢ 19 Different Area Food Shelves
Since 2010, the Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® Foundation has contributed over $200,000 in donations towards community outreach initiatives helping our neighbors in times of housing and hunger needs.