held its third annual R.E.D. (Renew, Energize, and Donate) Day, an effort that took place across the nation, on Thursday.
All of Keller’s associates in the United States and Canada stop what they are doing to donate their time for one day to projects relating to renewing and energizing their community. More than five agents put down mulch, cleaned and painted a garden area at the , which houses a unit for those stricken with Alzheimer's.
Keller associates also filled bird feeders at the Pleasant Street Center. Patty Tinnell of Keller Williams in Seekonk was a busy volunteer. "It makes me happy to give the residents a paradise to enjoy," she said.
Yvonne Thompson helped organize the effort.
"The elderly always seem to get forgotten," Thompson said.
Keller Williams recruited local businesses for products and an extra hand on RED Day. provided the flowers for pots and planters, while Lowe's provided the stain used to spruce up the fences and wood furniture. donated three yeards of hemlock mulch to spread throughout the courtyard.
Nearby Benny’s in North Attleboro donated the potting soil and paint brushes used in the effort.
andmay not have had supplies for the beautification of the Center, but they supplied something important to keep volunteers going – food.
Cheryl Perry, the Alzheimer’s care director at Golden, was touched by the effort.
"From the moment we met, Patty, Yvonne and I connected," Perry said. "I felt extremely fortunate to engage with such a great group of people.
"The courtyard looks fabulous," Perry added. "The residents of the center are so grateful, that they made a card in appreciation that they all signed."