Source: Bigstock

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Continuing a long tradition of helping out when disaster strikes, Illinois REALTORS® has donated $10,000 toward flood relief efforts in Louisiana.

The floods spawned by a slow-moving storm this month killed at least 13 and reportedly damaged as many as 60,000 homes. Many areas of Louisiana are just now beginning to dry out enough so residents can get back to their homes.

“REALTORS® never hesitate to help communities in need, whether that community is down the road or in another part of the country,” said Illinois REALTORS® President Mike Drews, GRI.

Illinois REALTORS® has donated more than $600,000 since 1997 to help communities coping with disasters.

The association has donated funds in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, after Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, and numerous tornado outbreaks in Illinois.

The association has a non-profit arm set up to help those in need called the Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation.