Employees from Keller Williams (KW) fashioned a sea of RED on the Joe K. Blanton Campus of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes on Thursday, May 11 and provided food to more than 2,500 people around Polk County as part of RED Day, the company’s annual day of service.
“Wow, it’s like Amazon in here!” shouted a KW employee as she gazed at the warehouse filled with food, household items and more at the Harold Clark Simmons Compassion Center.
On a day where they could have been focused on their next sale, KW employees were enthusiastically sorting food, packing boxes and loading trucks in order to provide food to people in need at nearly a dozen distribution sites around Polk County.
Dr. Jerry Haag, president of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and One More Child, encouraged the crowd before they were sent off to impact children and families through their service.
“Vision without execution is hallucination,” Dr. Haag said, referencing a famous Thomas Edison quote. “Our goal is always to help One More Child through our Christ-centered services, but that cannot come to fruition without the helping hands of volunteers like you!”
On RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, Keller Williams partners with community organizations to make a direct impact in the communities their staff live and work in. Through RED Day, individuals were provided food at the following locations on Thursday: