In 2009, Keller Williams introduced Red Day. This is a day dedicated to the year-round service initiative that Keller Williams puts into improving local communities. RED Day stands for Renew, Energize and Donate and is celebrated on the second Thursday in May each year. Projects range from rebuilding homes, refurbishing parks, donating to food shelters, hosting blood drives and so much more. Each project is selected based on the individual market and the need within each community. As Mark Ozman, an associate with the Indianapolis/Carmel Market Center, wrote:
“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."
Volunteers from across the Keller Williams family met early in the morning at the future home of what Neighborworks is calling the Ormond Street Cottages, located off of Vista Ave in Boise. In total, about 30 volunteers helped stain the fence around this future community. For more information on this community and availability visit the NeighborWorks page here.
For those feeling the Red Day spirit, you don’t have to wait until next year in May to give where you live. NeighborWorks also sponsors Rake Up Boise in the fall. There is no shortage of community involvement in Boise and there are lots of worthwhile organizations working to continue to make the Treasure Valley the best place to live!