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Pictured are, bottom row, from left, Lisa and Rick Steinbacher, Pam and Pat Pizza, Donna and John Volpe, Susan and Cody Huitt; and, top row, from left, Leslie Eason, Liz Riddick, Steve Murphree, Lisa Zorek, Shirley McNeil, Keisha Hicks, Sarah Long and Corrinne Loucks. They are taking a break during the fundraising yard sale. Photo by Jeff Eason

Originally published: 2014-05-30 10:31:46
Last modified: 2014-05-30 10:32:30

$4,500 for charities

Keller Williams High Country agents raised more than $4,500 during their RED Day sale in early May to benefit the Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society.

The event was held at the Keller Williams offices on Greenway Road in Boone.

A significant amount of remaining merchandise was also donated to those charities.

The benefit sale was part of the annual Keller Williams RED Day (Renew, Energize, Donate) celebration, where all Keller Williams agents worldwide -- now 100,000 strong -- give back to their own communities. Each office chooses its own unique event for RED Day.

Using the theme "Clean out your Closets for a Cause," Keller Williams agents solicited garage sale-type donations from clients, friends and colleagues, in addition to cleaning out their own closets.

 The result was a huge inventory of merchandise and clothing, with a good percentage of new items.  
Shoppers from all parts of the community were able to purchase items at very low prices.

"This event was a large undertaking for our office, and our agents really rose to the challenge," said Leslie Eason, RED Day chairwoman.

"The High Country communities provide our livelihood, and we were all enthusiastic about giving back through this event," Eason said.

Keller Williams would like to thank Eagle Rock Ministries/High Country Toy Run, JC Penney, Belk, Harris Teeter, United Beverage, Coca Cola Bottling Co. and Watauga Building Supply for lending and donating racks, tables and supplies, she said.