IREM Foundation launches COVID-19 Relief Fund on #GivingTuesdayNow

May 05, 2020 - Front Section

Chicago, IL Like many people around the world, property managers have felt the economic impact of the global pandemic. To support real estate managers and their communities, the IREM Foundation is launching a COVID-19 Relief Fund on #GivingTuesdayNow.??

The IREM Foundation has provided a grant of $25,000 to create relief funds in communities affected by COVID-19. The fund will drive support to local communities, by way of matching funds to local IREM chapters. The Foundation will match donations to community funds up to $1,000 per IREM chapter. Contributions can also be made directly to the worldwide relief fund. The money raised through the COVID-19 Relief Fund may be used in the following ways to support real estate managers and their local community:
    •    Relief funds for members who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, whether due to layoff, illness, or illness of a family member
    •    Member dues support
    •    Relief funds for small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19
    •    Relief funds for tenants or residents directly impacted by COVID-19
    •    Relief funds for local non-profits directly impacted by COVID-19
    •    Any other charitable purpose related to COVID-19

“Real estate managers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They manage the buildings we live in, and all the other places we go, and they’re committed to making sure we’ll be able to return to work and leisure safely,” said Julie Scott, CPM, IREM Foundation president. “The goal of the Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund is equip these front line professionals with support and resources they need to support the communities they manage.”??#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The campaign is an effort from GivingTuesday – a global generosity movement dedicated to unleashing the power of people to transform their communities and the world.??

To make a donation to the IREM Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund, visit the IREM Foundation website. To direct your donation to a specific chapter’s relief fund, include the name of the chapter in the memo field on the donation form. Donations that don’t specify a chapter will be designated for the worldwide relief fund. IREM continues to share updates with members as they are available. All updates, resources, and content on COVID-19, can be found at irem.org/learning/coronavirus.

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