Tara and I had the great fortune to help out Watauga County a bit today as part of Keller Williams RED Day. We were
part of four crews split between the local ReStore and the Habitat for Humanity GreenWood community. Lots of great work was done (floors were installed, cabinets built, and lots of great landscaping got the community ready for spring!)
but there is always a continual need.
We were joined by some great local service providers including Home Scan Inspections, and the crew from Clean & Dry Environmental Solutions. Others were kind enough to provide lunch for the volunteers including Movement Mortgage, Geeks at Work - The Computer Tamers, America's Preferred Home Warranty, and Attorney Rob Angle. A HUGE thanks to everyone who helped out any way they could!
So, What IS RED Day?
RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve.
RED Day initiatives run the gamut: From rebuilding homes, refurbishing local parks, giving to local food shelters, hosting blood drives, beautifying beaches and so much more. Projects are chosen by each individual market center based on a need they see within its community.
This event is an entrenched part of Keller Williams Realty’s culture and displays the extraordinary effect a company can have when individuals come together to work as a team for the greater good of everyone.
“RED Day isn’t about cleaning up a park. It is a one-day expression of what happens 24/7 in the Keller Williams culture. It is seeing a need, discovering who can meet that need and then getting it done."
More about GreenWood
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 hear of the High Country spanning 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.
How Can You Help?
Whether you’re a skilled craftsperson or you've never picked up a hammer, building with Habitat is a life-changing experience both for you and the community. Sponsor a project, bring a group, or come on your own. They can’t do it without you - it takes a community to build a community!
Build days are typically Wednesdays and Saturdays although special arrangements can be made for groups in advance. Please go online or call Habitat for Humanity's volunteer coordinator at (828) 268-9545 to sign up.
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