ARLINGTON, Va. Nov. 16, 2012—When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast in late October, apartment residents were among the millions affected by the widespread devastation. Millions of residents in apartments and houses were left without power, with damaged homes or simply with nothing at all. Many are in survival and recovery modes.
NAA immediately stepped into action, donating $25,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, created by Gov. Chris Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, on the Saturday following the storm. The fund will be used to help residents in New Jersey—and particularly those along the Jersey Shore—who were impacted by the storm.
Additionally, NAA donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross, for a total of $75,000 toward Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
“Whenever a natural disaster of any kind occurs at an apartment community, the American Red Cross has always been one of the first organizations to come to the aid of our residents who have lost their homes,” says Douglas Culkin, CAE, President and CEO of NAA. “It is important for individuals and organizations who have not been impacted to step up and help those who have been displaced.”
The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA)—an NAA affiliate—will deliver any checks sent to them for the relief fund.
About NAA: The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. Based in Arlington, Va., NAA’s mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public. NAA is a federation of nearly 170 state and local affiliates, comprised of nearly 60,000 multifamily housing members representing more than 6.6 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. Members in good standing of any affiliated association are automatically considered members of NAA and entitled to NAA benefits. www.naahq.org