Chapter Partners With Napa Valley Community Foundation For Second SIOR Global Service Day
NAPA, Calif. – May 23, 2018 – The Northern California chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), which represents the world’s elite in industrial and office brokerage, partnered with Napa Valley Community Foundation in celebration of SIOR Global Service Day. With an official date of May 8, SIOR Global Service Day encourages members across the globe to give back to their communities through service events organized by their local chapters. SIOR chapters across the globe have been long-time supporters in their communities, and donate time and resources to a variety of causes throughout the year.
This year, the Northern California chapter raised funds for the Napa Valley fire victims, netting $2,000 during its annual golf tournament. The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is managed by Napa Valley Community Foundation and was established with a $10 million lead gift from Napa Valley Vintners following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake.
After all phases of quake-related relief, recovery and rebuilding programs concluded in 2016, the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund had a balance of approximately $2.5 million, which was the starting point for current relief and recovery efforts for the Napa Fire Complex. Since the Fund was re-activated on October 10, 2017, more than $15 million has been contributed by 20,000 individual, corporate and foundation donors in California, the US and abroad. Growers and vintners in Napa Valley have contributed significantly to assist those affected by the October wildfires, and their generosity has inspired many friends, customers and partners to get involved, as well. Thus far, nearly $6 million has been distributed from the Fund and another $1.2 million in grants have been approved that will be distributed shortly. These distributions have enabled 15,000 fire survivors to receive relief services such as temporary housing, meals and medical care; and 2,000 households who suffered economic hardship as a result of the fires to receive direct cash assistance totaling nearly $2.3 million to date.
SIOR was established in 1941.
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors ® (SIOR) is the leading society for industrial and office real estate professionals. Individuals who earn their SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for the SIOR designation. Today, there are more than 3,200 SIOR members in 685 cities in 36 countries. www.siornorca.com