RED (Renew, Energize and Donate) Day is a new Keller Williams Realty service initiative dedicated to improving our local communities. This day has been dedicated in honor of our Vice Chairman, Mo Anderson, because of her constant commitment to the culture of Keller Williams. All Keller Williams Realty associates in the US and Canada were asked to donate their time on May 14, 2009 to renewing and energizing aspects of their local communities.
The vision for this day is that all Keller Williams associates will actively engage in a coordinated effort to improve their local community. Activities may include rehabbing a house, cleaning up a local trail, providing food for the homeless, or any other service related activity needed in your community. This was one of the single biggest events ever undertaken in the real estate industry, and could possibly inspire others in the real estate industry to start their own community service project.
Here in the Chester County area, numerous projects were undertaken. From the Keller Williams Exton office, which covers the Downingtown, Coatesville, West Chester, Phoenixville areas, to name a few, we focused on 4 projects.
One group of about 12 went to work with the ministry called “Good Works” in Coatesville. Good Works is a Christian nonprofit organization which exists to improve the living conditions for low-income families in Chester County, PA. There we helped one of the Coatesville Arson Victims help repair their homes. Another group went to help the Brandywine YMCA help get a camp ready for low income, inner city children, while another went to a nursing home to spend time with those who do not get many visitors.