Keller Williams employees Natasha Teixeira (front) and Vanessa Raposo deliver bags of mulch to their coworkers at the RI Veterans Home during the realtor’s Red Day, a national project to give back to the community.
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.”
Stephanie Knightly and Kyle Luderer clean out a flower bed at the RI Veterans Home.
James Luth, of the Keller Williams Newport office, rakes dead leaves from the grounds.
Adrienne Rubin, of the Bristol Keller Williams office, plants flowers in a courtyard at the RI Veterans Home.
Kerri Silva hands Cameron Silva a frog she found in a flower bed.
Cameron Silva, 4, shows off two frogs he and his mom found at the RI Veterans Home.
Keller Williams broker Chris Woodard carries a bag of yard waste to a waiting dump truck.
Kerri Silva and Payton Duckworth, 5, weed a flower bed at the Veterans Home.