Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast pays it forward

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Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast beautified the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce as this year's RED Day initiative. (Photo by Jessica Parks)

Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast closed its doors last Thursday and spent the day giving back to the Port Washington community as part of its yearly pay-it-forward event.

For the 11th annual RED Day, the Port Washington and Manhasset offices participated in the company’s worldwide initiative by beautifying the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce with an array of greenery supplied by Americana Mortgage Group.

Keller Williams has more than 1,000 locations in over a dozen countries that take part in RED – Renew, Energize and Donate – Day that lands on the second Thursday of May each year.

“Keller Williams, we give back to the community,” said Barbara Stoehrer, an agent with the company. “That’s our main strong point and that’s what we want to do.”

Stoehrer said she chose this year’s project because she was disappointed to hear there was not an irrigation system at the chamber building, which sits right on Main Street, and wanted to beautify the grounds surrounding the prominent community hub. 

She pointed to the grounds surrounding the building and the ball field behind it, where the grass could be seen withering.

“With such a great community, maybe we can get them to chip in to put an irrigation system down,” Stoehrer said.

While this year Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast decided to focus on a landscape initiative, the group has paid it forward in Port Washington in a variety of ways.  

Andrea Levine, owner of Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast, said for last year’s project associates provided a day of entertainment at the Port Washington Senior Center.

She said there were a Korean dance group, Frank Sinatra singers and a pianist for a total of six acts.

“They all said to us, when are you coming back, when are you coming back?” Levine said. “We feel better now than when we have after seeing a doctor.”

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