Support pours in for Keller Williams family following tragedy

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Support poured in for a Keller Williams Agent and his family who were in a a major car accident.

According to Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials, at 9:13 a.m., the driver of a Ford Expedition lost control of the SUV and slammed into a tree in a ditch in the northbound lane of State Route 79. It turned out it was a fellow KW Associate.

The Keller Williams La Jolla and San Diego Metro Market Centers facilitated fundraising events. Both market centers donated more than $3,000 from their crisis funds.

Designated a 501(c)(3) public charity in 2003, KW Cares raises money through Keller Williams market centers and regional offices in order to provide emergency financial assistance to members of the KW family in need through its grants program, and to support other board-designated charities and causes aligned with the mission and values of Keller Williams Realty and KW Cares.

One fundraising event was held at local restaurant in Hillcrest. On that same day, one of board directors of KW Cares, Kathy Neu, from Austin Texas was in Carlsbad for SoCal Regional Leadership Meeting. When she heard the news, she changed her schedule and joined the fundraising event.

"I am in awe and proud of our companies values and to see the support from Kathy Neu, KW Cares and all the Keller Williams Associates" said Mark Kunce, director of Keller Williams San Diego Metro Real Estate School. "Kathy was very supportive and encouraged us to help our friend apply for maximum grants from KW Cares, so the family could focus on healing. She also told us to file two applications, one for the Asssociate and the other for his spouse, which would make big difference because both of them would need many months of rehab."

"Agents are independent contractors. When the emergency like this happens, many of us will face the uncertainty and financial hardship while we are not able to work and produce income. Having KW Cares and knowing that Keller Williams will help us in a time of need… it is an incredible feeling."

KW Cares grants will help the associate and his family which are now on their way with a steady recovery.

Comments (2)

David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

Having been part of KW in the past, I've seen it at work too.  Great culture.

Oct 19, 2016 05:46 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mark, that is really a great gesture to help a fellow Keller Williams agent, kudos! 

Oct 19, 2016 06:08 AM