Keller Williams Annual RED Day of Service Supporting Multiple Habitat for Humanity Efforts
High Country Realtors ‘Give where they live’
(Keller Williams RED Day volunteers work with Habitat for Humanity Director Alex Hooker in the Build of a home in the Greenwood Community)
On Thursday, May 10, Keller Williams High Country Realty, an agency of over sixty realtors in Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties, closed their offices and spent the day working at Hospitality House as part of Keller Williams International RED Day. Four crews worked at the local ReStore and the Habitat for Humanity Greenwood community. Much was accomplished, including floor installation, cabinet building, landscaping for the Greenwood Community and organization at the ReStore.
RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams Realty's annual day of service dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving local communities. Each year on the second Thursday of May, Keller Williams associates worldwide celebrate the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities. This year there were over 150,000 agents working on the same day.
"It is so important to ‘Give where we live’ and contribute to the communities we serve,” Keller Williams REALTOR and local RED Day organizer Carolyn Bond. “The Habitat for Humanity embodies the type of organization we want to support, serving people in each of our counties and providing housing for those who otherwise could not afford it.”
Keller Williams High Country has been an enthusiastic office in support of RED Days in the past, sometimes working for months in the planning of these events. Past organizations supported have included the Hospitality House, the local Humane Societies and the Hunger and Health Coalition. Additionally, most Keller Williams agents donate funds from each Real Estate closing to the KW Cares Fund, which provides a fund for disaster relief and grants for agents and families in need as well as funds to help our local residents.
Since the Keller Williams office opened in late 2010, agents have donated and raised tens of thousands of dollars to assist local residents and organizations and have contributed thousands of hours of service through RED Day efforts.
Several local service providers assisted with donations, time and food for the agents during RED Day. They include Home Scan Home Inspections, Clean & Dry Environmental Solutions, Movement Mortgage, Geeks at Work - The Computer Tamers, America's Preferred Home Warranty, and Attorney Rob Angle.
More about The Greenwood Community
In the spring of 2011, Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the first of 20 homes that will be built in the Greenwood neighborhood, a quiet neighborhood in the High County on 20 acres near Green Valley School.
If you are familiar at all with housing prices in the area, then you know how difficult it can be to find an affordable home - especially one that doesn't need any additional renovations. Habitat strongly believes that housing can and should be beautiful and affordable for all. Each of the homes in the community is energy-efficient and sustainable. Greenwood is an example of what’s possible in the green building industry, beautifully demonstrating that efficient, ecological building practices can ensure lasting affordability for our hardworking partner families.
To learn more about the Watauga County Habitat for Humanity visit www.wataugahabitat.org/home.
For additional information, please contact Leslie Eason at Leslie@Easonteam.com or 828-406-0828.