May 9, 2019: RED (Renew, Energize, Donate) 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”) a real estate franchise organization, recognized a significant need to give back to communities by performing charitable acts within the communities where its franchise operates; and,


WHEREAS, Keller Williams designates and sponsors one day a year to encourage and allow its 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 has committed to maintaining, growing, and celebrating RED Day every year; and,


WHEREAS, RED Day volunteers have helped rebuild houses, nursing homes, children’s camps and animal shelters, as well as clean parks and provide meals and activities for the elderly. The scope of RED Day projects is widespread, and its potential continually growing; 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;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2019, as RED Day in Michigan.