STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Instead of showing homes and taking business calls, realtors in the Poconos rolled up their sleeves to do a different kind of work.
Anyone visiting Keller Williams on Thursday may have been surprised to find the doors locked during regular business hours. But don’t worry, they were closed for a cause.
Inside the Pocono Family YMCA, the realtors are hard at work painting walls and organizing mail.
“We’re [also] cleaning closets, we’re cleaning the gyms, cleaning the floors,” adds Cassie Transue. realtor, Keller Williams.
This is part of the company’s worldwide initiative called ‘RED Day’. Each year on the second Thursday of May, they close the offices all day to volunteer in the community.
“I love it, I look forward to it every year,” Transue smiles.
As a non-profit, the YMCA is thankful for this help.
“This is critical. Large group of volunteers or small group of volunteers, any volunteerism from the community is what we’re all about,” explains Scott Peckins, President/CEO, Pocono Family YMCA.
While 40 employees are working at the YMCA, another 40 are giving back at Camp Papillion Animal Shelter in Snydersville.
“I’m super ecstatic that we’re out here doing this. It’s just something great to give back to the community that you actually live in,” says Stacey Kelly, realtor, Keller Williams.
The local Keller Williams locations chose different causes each year. In the past they’ve helped veterans, senior citizens, and the local historical society.