We are inching ever close to our Keller Williams RED Day and I am overjoyed that we will once again be Renewing, Energizing and Donating in our communities on the same day - May 10, 2012! The impact you had on our 2011 RED Day was astounding, exciting and uplifting! Putting aside your real estate businesses for the day, 35,000 of you unselfishly gave a total of 192,500 hours compassionately sharing our culture with numerous community organizations and residents! My friends, this equals 95 years of service to others! It warms my heart as I envision the beautiful tapestry we are creating together – enveloping our world with life-changing love and caring!
Each year the creativity and variety of our RED Day community service projects reach farther and farther. Our energetic compassion knows no bounds and serves all ages and walks of life. Playgrounds are revitalized, houses and lawns of the elderly are beautified, food is provided for the homeless, free closets provide clothes for those in need, numerous service and charity organizations such as The Red Cross, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity are assisted. We remember our military men and women and their families, and yes – our four legged friends in animal shelters are never forgotten! There are balloon releases, RED Day proclamations and a feeling of unity by all as we celebrate Giving Where We Live. “Safe and Sober Prom” was one market center team’s project last year. Team members visited and spoke with area high school students about the devastating effects of drinking and driving and obtained students’ commitments to having a “Safe and Sober Prom”. What an invaluable investment in our future generation!
Give Where You Live is more than a printed motto on a Keller Williams’ RED Day T-shirt. It is our very essence; it is our belief system – our culture – in action!
RED Day defines who we are and is a natural extension of our commitment to the highest level of professional customer service. Each year I am thrilled beyond words at the growing number of our family members and friends who participate in this extraordinary event. We are especially proud of our Carolinas Region for having the highest 2011 RED Day participation. Congratulations to Regional Director, Janet Faulk for her awesome leadership in encouraging and attaining this tremendous involvement! And thank you to the thousands of Keller Williams associates who have truly made a difference in the lives of so many.
With RED Day just over a month away, I passionately request that you begin NOW to search your hearts, research opportunities within your individual communities, tap into your creativity and prepare to dig in, reach out and make a significant impact upon the lives of those around you!
There is no heart that compares to a servant’s heart. Let’s change today’s “What’s in it for me?” attitude to one concentrating on “How can I help?”
Won’t you please join me in my deep desire for us to leave this world a better place by loving wholly and caring compassionately? Let us know how you plan to help It would be the very best 75th birthday gift you could ever give me!
Yours in RED Spirit!