Metro Vancouver REALTORS® honoured for rapid response during BC's flooding disaster
At a glance: (2 minute read)
- REALTORS® Ron Basra and Phil Moore received the REALTORS Care® Award for their quick action in delivering donated food and supplies to isolated. communities during last fall's flooding disaster.
- They organized 46 helicopter trips delivering more than 30 tons of much needed goods.
- Scroll down to watch our award presentation.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) honoured REALTORS® Ron Basra and Phil Moore with the REALTORS Care® Award this week for providing aid to people devastated by the flooding across BC in 2021 .
The REALTORS Care® Award honours Metro Vancouver Realtors who demonstrate a sustained commitment to charitable, fundraising or volunteer activities that strengthen communities and support people in need.
As soon as Ron Basra, RE/MAX Select Realty, and Phil Moore, RE/MAX Crest Realty, realized the extent of the disaster last November, they sprang into action. They reached out to their colleagues in real estate and made appeals to their social media contacts for donations of food and other supplies. At the same time, they coordinated the delivery of donations, a difficult task since most roads were washed out.
Donations of food, clothing, and other goods started to pour in from Realtors, clients, friends, and others.
Within days, Basra and Moore fundraised $47,000 and delivered nearly 30 tons of food and supplies to flood-stricken communities. These goods were delivered by 46 helicopter trips and three truckloads.