The Rhode Island Veterans Home got a little brighter Thursday thanks to the efforts of some local realtors.
Employees from the Bristol and Newport Keller Williams Realty offices donated their time Thursday to clean up the gardens around the Veterans Home, raking away dead leaves, weeding and mulching flower beds, and planting new shrubs and flowers around the grounds. The project is part of Keller Williams’ National Red Day, during which employees of the real estate firm conduct community service projects across the country, according to Chris Woodard, a broker with the Bristol office, who helped organize the event along with manager Jennifer Bove.
“We do it in all 50 states. We’re out cleaning parks, helping in schools, anything to provide service to the community and give back,” Woodard said. “We’re weeding, planting flowers, getting out all the overgrown stuff and make it nice for the people here to look at.”