May 11, 2017: RED Day

WHEREAS, the real estate industry as a whole is committed to improving the overall economic and cultural health of the nation; and,

WHEREAS, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., (Keller Williams Realty) a real estate franchise organization, recognized a significant need to give back to communities by performing charitable acts within the communities where its franchises operate; and,

WHEREAS, in 2017, Keller Williams Realty designated and sponsored one day to encourage and allow its employees, associates and other real estate professionals to sponsor and conduct charitable acts. This day has been named and marketed as RED Day; and,

WHEREAS, RED stands for Renew Energize Donate, and RED Day has inspired tens of thousands of real estate professionals across the globe to volunteer in their local communities; and,

WHEREAS, Keller Williams Realty has committed to maintaining, growing and celebrating RED Day every year; and,

WHEREAS, RED Day has contributed more than half a million hours of volunteer service since the inaugural event in 2009; and,

WHEREAS, RED Day volunteers have helped rebuild houses, nursing homes, children’s camps, animal shelters, clean parks, and provided meals and activities for the elderly. The scope of the RED Day projects have been limitless; and,

WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of real estate agents across the globe have the combined resolve and energy to effect profound change in their local communities; and,

WHEREAS, RED Day volunteers model the best in citizenship and create a climate of goodwill that lasts far beyond one day a year;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 11, 2017 as RED Day in Michigan.