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Seventh Annual “RED Day” Provided Makeover for ACT Safe Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
In this “Give Where They Live” program, as part of RED Day, the company's annual day of service was dedicated to renewing, energizing, and donating to their chosen local community organization. ACT was chosen by Keller Williams Realty’s team due to their longstanding reputation of providing a circle of support for victims. In the last year alone, ACT has provided more than 700 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking with safe shelter and over 15,000 callers with support through the 24-hour crisis hotline. Nearly half of all shelter victims are children.
With a mission to protect, support, and educate victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, as well as human trafficking in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, ACT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was founded in 1978 to address critical community needs. Services include: 24-hour hotline, emergency safe shelters, individual and group counseling, specialized children’s programs, medical and legal advocacy, a rape crisis center, batterers’ intervention program, and more.
"RED Day is built on the belief that people can and should come together to achieve extraordinary things to help others," shared Genesis Burroughs, real estate associate with Keller Williams Realty Fort Myers & The Islands. “Our RED Day took about 7 weeks to plan and organize. We had very generous sponsors who truly helped us putting this all together for such a worthy group.”
RED Day sponsors and volunteers included Douglas Milano and Michael Elliott with Couch Construction, LLC, who painted the common room in the shelter. The Waffle House in Fort Myers provided the clients at ACT with catered waffles. In addition, Lelulos Pizza in Cape Coral shared garlic knots, Anthony’s on the Boulevard from Cape Coral provided spaghetti and meatballs, and Chili’s generously donated chips and salsa. Furthermore, The Home Depot provided creative crafts for the children’s activities, as well as the paint supplies needed for this makeover project.
The project itself was accomplished in three days. For Keller Williams Realty associates, RED Day just happens to be the one-day expression of the constant state of the Keller Williams culture. The team saw a need, discovered who could meet it and got the job done.
About Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT)
Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (also known as ACT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit social service agency serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. ACT has been providing a circle of support for victims and their families since 1978. ACT provides critical services to those in crisis through a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, forensic examinations, medical, legal and personal advocacy, violence prevention programs, children’s programs and more. For more information, please visit www.actabuse.com.
About Keller Williams Realty Fort Myers & The Islands:
The Keller Williams Realty Fort Myers & The Islands Market Center, located at 1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd Suite 160 in Fort Myers is a full-service real estate firm with 40 sales associates and that number is growing every day. For more information about Keller Williams Realty Fort Myers & The Islands, please visit http://bonitasprings.yourkwoffice.com/
About RED Day:
Since the first RED Day in 2009, Keller Williams associates have given hundreds of thousands of hours of community service through activities ranging from food and blood drives to rebuilding homes and schools for community members in need. To this day, it is one of the largest events in the real estate industry. For more information about RED Day, visit (http://www.kw.com/
About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.:
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world, with 700 offices and 112,000 associates in more than a dozen countries around the world. In 2015, Keller Williams was named the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world by Training Magazine. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards associates as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information or to search for homes for sale, visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com)
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