Realtors provide $4,500 to assist St. George apartment fire victims

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Association of Realtors donated $4,500 to provide immediate assistance to the families impacted by the Sept. 8 apartment fire on Dixie Drive. Utah Association of Realtors President Christy Vail and representatives from the Washington County Board of Realtors presented the money to the victims on Sept. 17 at the Washington County Board of Realtors office in St. George.

“Realtors in Utah were deeply saddened when we learned of the families who lost their homes and belongings in last Sunday’s fire,” Vail said Christy Vail. “It is a terrible tragedy when anyone has their home destroyed; we want to do what we can to help these people rebuild after this devastating loss.”

The relief funding comes from the Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund, a charity designed to support homeownership and provide for housing needs in Utah. Along with providing assistance for long-term housing projects, the charity gives aid during disasters where homes are impacted.

“These families lost everything,” said Clay Brinkerhoff, president of the Washington County Board of Realtors. “Our goal is to help them meet their immediate needs as they work to rebuild their lives and recover from this disaster.”