Keller Williams Realty Takes the Day Off for 2nd Annual RED Day
More than 77,000 associates encouraged to volunteer on May 13
AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 12, 2009)—On Thursday, May 13, Keller Williams Realty associates across the United States and Canada will take the day off for the company’s second annual day of service, RED Day. Last year, the inaugural RED Day was one of the biggest collective community service events in real estate history, with more than 130,000 hours of service work performed in one day.
“A busy as our lives are, it is important to turn off the phone, step away from the office and give back to the community that supports our agents and offices," said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. “We feel so fortunate to have associates that don’t see this as a dollar lost in a day off from work, but much more gained in the community."
On the company’s Facebook page, many Keller Williams offices have shared their plans for RED Day including: Woodbridge, Virginia, where the local office has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a home; Syracuse, New York, an office will be creating a community vegetable garden and pumpkin patch with assistance from the parks and recreation department; in Redondo Beach, California, offices will be cleaning up Redondo and Hermosa beach; Toronto, ON, has teamed up with police and local businesses to remove graffiti and repaint buildings in need; and many offices including Atlanta, Georgia, Phoenix, Arizona, Ottawa, Ontario, and Bernardsville, New Jersey, plan to hold food drives and blood drives.
“Our culture is what defines us as a company and part of that means taking time to remember what is most important, our communities," said Mo Anderson, vice chairman with Keller Williams Realty, Inc. “I am so proud to see how our associates have adopted RED Day and are making an incredible difference across North America. With our agents’ dedication and hard work, I’m looking forward to seeing us outdo last year’s tremendous effort!"
“When we decided to move forward with RED Day, we were thrilled that our associates embraced the day with such excitement and tenacity. They have truly shown us what community is all about," added Mary Tennant, president and COO with Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
For more information about RED Day visit www.kw.com/redday.
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About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.:
Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the third-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 679 offices and more than 77,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com).
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