National relief fund raises $5 million for survivors of wildfires
The National Relief Fund, a fund that provides grants to help those affected by wildfires, raised $5.6 million on Monday, making it the third-largest fundraising event in the fund’s history.
The fund is part of the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) that was established in 2018 to help states and localities rebuild after major disasters.
The fund is set to receive $2.5 million in funds from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the National Retail Federation and the Federal Reserve, according to a statement on its website.
“Today’s announcement will ensure that families who have lost loved ones and friends are able to take advantage of these funds to rebuild their homes, businesses, and communities,” the statement read.
The National Relief fund is designed to provide relief to homeowners and small businesses that have lost or are in danger of losing their homes.
It has already collected more than $2 million from private donations, and about $1.6 billion from the federal government and other sources, according the National Fire Protection Association.
The funds are designed to help rebuild, restore and rebuild while helping the economy recover.