Keller Williams Floods United Way of Lake County with a Sea of Red
May 31, 2022 (Mentor, OH) – A team of nearly 60 volunteers from Keller Williams Greater Cleveland Northeast office in Mentor descended upon the offices of United Way of Lake County (UWLC) on May 12, 2022 spreading a sea of red throughout the grounds and building. The occasion? Keller Williams annual RED Day, which stands for renew, energize, donate.
RED Day is Keller Williams’ annual day of service honoring the organizations’ shared commitment to philanthropy. This is the thirteenth year they have been collectively giving back to the communities they serve.
According to UWLC Director of Marketing and Communications Tami Lewis, “We were honored to have been selected by Keller Williams for their RED day. Of the 30 years we’ve been hosting our own annual Day of Caring to serve others, this may have been the first time we found ourselves the lucky recipients of another organization's Day of Service. The kind folks from Keller Williams were in great spirits and worked very hard for a full eight hours. We could not be more thankful to them and their leaders.”
The Keller Williams volunteers wore red t-shirts emblazoned with the words RED Day on them. They were organized into four teams: painting, window cleaning, landscaping, and food distribution sorting.
UWLC was the beneficiary of a fresh coat of paint in their lobby, their main hallways, and their men’s and women’s bathrooms. The volunteers from Keller Williams also removed all of the window screens in the building and washed and cleaned these along with the windows. An outdoor team kept busy with yarn clean up, weeding, spreading mulch, and planting flowers, while another team spent time at UWLC’s food distribution site sorting food donated to their 30th Annual Feed Lake County Food Drive.
Keller Williams’ Broker and Operating Principal Noreen Marlowe was on-site with her team working hand-in-hand with the volunteers of her agency.
Also on-site was real estate agent and chair of Keller Williams Culture Committee Kate Kelly, who led the coordination of the organization’s RED Day. “The culture of caring for others is an immense gift, and we feel grateful to be able to give back, especially to United Way of Lake County. They do so much for so many and it warmed our hearts to be able to support them,” said Kelly.