Canopy Realtor® Association and Canopy MLS to provide $400,000 to aid Haywood County Flood Relief Efforts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Board of Directors of Canopy Realtor® Association and Canopy MLS, unanimously voted August 26 to donate $200,000 each, for a total of $400,000 in funds to support Haywood County flood relief efforts.

2021 Canopy Realtor® Association/Canopy MLS President David Kennedy said “We care deeply about the people and communities that we serve and now more than ever our neighbors who have lost their homes and so much more need our assistance.”

Kennedy adds that hearing from our local leadership and Realtor® members in the Western Region as to the amount of devastation this community has undergone is not only heart wrenching but a call to assist.

Seventy-five percent, amounting to $300,000 in funding, will be allocated to the United Way of Haywood County, and the remaining 25 percent, amounting to $100,000, will be donated to Mountain Projects, for a grand total of $400,000.

Brian Cagle, a Canopy MLS and Canopy Foundation Board of Directors member and Vice President/Managing Broker of Beverly-Hanks & Associates, said, “I am simply overcome and filled with gratitude for the overwhelming support from our industry.”

Canopy Realtor® Association is headquartered in Charlotte and is the professional trade association that provides Realtors® in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Haywood counties with resources and services to conduct ethical, professional and profitable businesses. Haywood Board of Realtors® became part of Canopy Realtor® Association on January 1, 2020, establishing the Western Region.

Canopy MLS is a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of Canopy Realtor® Association and is the private broker cooperative used by Realtors® to bring buyers and sellers together with access to thousands of residential listings in a multi-county service area, including Charlotte, the mountains area of North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond.