Keller Williams gives a day to those who serve[MIGRATE]
By Sgt. Christopher Duncan
| May 10, 2013
Approximately 50 Keller Williams employees of San Clemente and Escondido North County donated their annual Renew, Energize and Donate day to building picnic tables and painted curbs in Santa Margarita and held a beach clean-up at Red Beach here May 9.
On RED Day, employees of this international realty company leave their offices and dedicate an entire day to making enhancements to their surrounding communities.
“On our CEO’s birthday (May 9), the company goes out to give back to their communities,” said Lacy Lindeman, sales agent with the company.
This is the third consecutive year Keller Williams spent their RED Day here. The process begins with the company asking what they can do to help the various command and units.
“Last year we built horseshoe pits for the military police here,” said Jason Bickley, sales agent with Keller Williams. “Doing all of these jobs for the people who serve this country is really fulfilling.”
The commands compile a list of possible projects the volunteers and conduct that would benefit those who live and work here.
“Two years ago, we re-built some picnic tables that were used by Marines to write their wills before they shipped out overseas,” said Bickley. “That made me feel really good and showed me how important the small things can be.”
For volunteers like Tina Betz, director of first impressions with Keller Williams, participating in RED Day is about supporting those who sacrifice.
“Marines fight for our freedoms and protect this country, so I think that supporting and helping Camp Pendleton and cleaning up there beaches is a great thing to do,” Betz said.
For others like Courtney Horsager, team leader with the company, it’s a great opportunity for the companies personnel to build relationships while bettering local communities.
“RED Day is a time for us to all get together away from work, unplug, and give back to a cause that is bigger than ourselves,” Horsager. “Seeing how this can impact people positively really puts giving back into perspective for us; it’s big.”