WHEREAS, the real estate industry as a whole is committed to improving the overall economic and cultural health of the nation and Keller Williams Realty, Inc., 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 2009, Keller Williams Realty designated and sponsored one day that year to encourage and allow its employees and associates, and other real estate professionals, to sponsor and conduct charitable acts, and has named and marketed that day 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 is 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 RED Day volunteers have helped rebuild houses, nursing homes, children’s camps, animal shelters, clean parks and provide meals and activities for the elderly. The scope of the RED Day projects has 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 14, 2015 as RED Day in Michigan.