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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HouseLogic.Com and The National Association of REALTORS® Unveil New Effort to “Help Heroes Keep Their Homes” to Aid US Military Families Impacted by the Foreclosure Crisis New HouseLogic Facebook Causes Campaign Launches to Increase Awareness, Rally Support and Raise Funding For USA Cares

RADCLIFF, KYOctober 11, 2010—The National Association of REALTORS®' HouseLogic.com, a comprehensive consumer website about homeownership for homeowners, has launched Operation Home Relief. Operation Home Relief is a new Facebook Causes campaign to increase awareness, rally support and raise funding for USA Cares, a non-profit that provides foreclosure assistance in the form of financial support to post 9/11 active duty U.S. military service personnel, veterans and their families. Unveiled late last week, HouseLogic’s Operation Home Relief will “Help Heroes Keep Their Homes” by donating $1 to USA Cares every time someone "likes" the Cause page, and will match donations made to the Cause, up to $20,000. The HouseLogic/USA Cares Facebook Cause page can be found by visiting: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/operationhomerelief.

As an additional form of advocacy, HouseLogic is offering an intimate look at American homeowners in need. HouseLogic examines the heart-felt, personal stories behind several military and civilian families facing foreclosure. ”Who are the people facing foreclosure?” will be published weekly within the HouseLogic.com Foreclosure Guide and can be found here: www.houselogic.com/foreclosureguidepersonalstories.

"U.S. military service members bravely face danger around the world every day on behalf of all Americans. Yet, some military service members and their families also face financial dangers and hardships at home," said William H. Nelson, Executive Director, USA Cares. "USA Cares' sole mission is to help these service members and their families in their time of financial need. To that end, we're excited to have the support of HouseLogic and the National Association of REALTORS®.

Their new Facebook Causes campaign highlights the work USA Cares is doing, reminding Americans of the financial setbacks and possible foreclosures faced by U.S. military service members and their families, and generates support via Facebook for the help that we're offering every day." “With HouseLogic.com’s myriad articles, tools, and resources to help homeowners, it makes perfect sense for HouseLogic to support a cause that impacts all Americans - helping U.S. military service members experiencing financial setbacks or possible foreclosures. With the launch of Operation Home Relief, we hope to tap into the widely used social network to rally support for USA Cares' mission," said National Association of REALTORS® President Vicki Cox Golder, owner of Vicki L. Cox & Associates in Tucson, Ariz. "HouseLogic was launched last November to offer American homeowners a comprehensive guide to homeownership, including tools and resources to help them protect and increase the value of their homes. Additionally, HouseLogic’s Foreclosure Guide is available to help avoid the pitfalls of foreclosure and offer tips and solutions for staying in your home. The Guide can be found here: www.houselogic.com/guides/finances-insurance/home-finance/foreclosure-guide/

About USA Cares: USA Cares is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that helps post-9/11 military and their families with basic needs, assists veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families and works to prevent private military home foreclosures and evictions. In seven years, USA Cares has received over 24,000 requests and responded with more than $7 million in grants. Military families anywhere in America can apply for assistance through the USA Cares web site, http://www.usacares.org/ or by calling 1-800-773-0387. About National Association of REALTORS® The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

This article was sponsored by Police Books.

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