Why do they do this?
Because of something they call RED Day. RED (Renew, Energize and Donate) Day is a project that celebrates Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. While the thousands of Keller Williams’s staff and agents across the U.S. and Canada choose to serve in a broad range of ways, the local Keller Williams employees chose The Caring Place as their focus.
After receiving a tour of The Caring Place facility and hearing the history of the organization, the staff of Keller Williams got to work stuffing envelopes for The Caring Place’s newsletter. The Caring Place has more than 2,000 recipients of its newsletter, so this was no small task for the Keller Williams crew. When the group finished, they wanted to know more about The Caring Place and what needs they could help meet year-round.
Candice Natola, a team leader for Keller Williams-Cleveland, wrote on her Facebook, “Throughout my year at Keller Williams-Cleveland, I have been able to do some incredible things ... this one takes the cake!”
The Caring Place is a non-profit organization whose mission is to model the love of Christ by addressing basic spiritual, physical and social needs of the disadvantaged in Bradley County, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, or disability. The Caring Place could not do all that it does without the help of volunteers. It takes 20 volunteers to operate the facility while it is open to the public — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evenings — and that does not include the volunteers needed for special projects or for other daily tasks that cannot be addressed until after the center is closed to the public.
Taking a little time out of your week or month can make an enormous difference for The Caring Place. If you are interested in investing in the Bradley/Cleveland community, contact Chelsea Long, resource developer for The Caring Place, either by phone at 472-4414 or by e-mail at Chelsea@thecaringplaceonline.org. Also, checkout The Caring Place on Facebook at “The Caring Place” and on Twitter at “CaringPlaceTN.”