By Morgan Cook
Weaverville – This past Thursday despite all the circumstances going on with the COVID virus a real estate company reached out to give back to the community. Keller Williams offices across the world, including the one in Weaverville, held their annual community service RED Day.
During RED Day, Keller Williams real estate agents participate in local community service events to give back to their communities. RED Day is held on the second Thursday of May, RED stands for Renew, Energize, and Donate.
This year, the Weaverville branch of Keller Williams participated in three different community service projects, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. Keller Williams often has agents, associates, family members, and friends join them for their RED Day.
Keller Williams in Weaverville’s Broker-In-Charge, Maria Atkins was excited to be able to volunteer for RED Day. “It’s like wow! This is what it’s all about right here,” She said. “Even if it’s helping just a tiny sector of the population, the rewards are still amazing!”
For the past three years, Keller Williams in Weaverville has been helping to maintain the Weaverville Cemetery located on Main Street. The work they have done has uncovered many headstones dating all the way back to the Civil War. Atkins explained that the initial help with the cemetery has allowed for much easier upkeep.
Another project that Keller Williams in Weaverville participated in was at Hope for Horses. Hope for Horses is a nonprofit organization that takes in abused, abandoned, or otherwise homeless horses and rehabilitates them.
Keller Williams agents helped to build a new fence for the overflow facility in Weaverville. During this service project, Keller Williams partnered with Chase Hanks at Movement Mortgage.
Agents also worked with Irene Wortham Center in Asheville which serves children both with and without developmental challenges between the ages of six weeks and pre-K. Keller Williams agent Rachel Acker and her team have been serving this center for several years.
This year, though they were unable to meet in person, Acker and her team were able to raise money to go towards the center’s Amazon Wishlist and they sent caterpillars to the center, so children could learn about the lifecycle of butterflies.
Between all of the Keller Williams offices in the area, there were 12 or more community service projects going on. Atkins discussed how she would like to have the Weaverville branch of Keller Williams have even more community service days.