From the Desk of Peggy Shea:
As you know, hurricane Harvey came ashore in southeast Texas on August 25th as a Category 4 hurricane with high winds and a destructive storm surge. The storm left more than 70 people dead and ravaged nearly 300 miles of the Texas coast and parts of Louisiana.
Soon after the storm, Keller Williams Realty, headquartered in Austin, Texas, sent three semi-trucks loaded with generators, supplies, and tools to the affected areas. Wanting and needing to do much more to help, the Keller Williams management team made the courageous decision to convert its annual multi-million dollar company conference into a hurricane relief effort.
The Keller Williams Mega Camp, was scheduled for September 11-15, with over 7,500 agents coming to Austin to workshop, network, and share ideas. Mega Camp was officially changed to Mega Relief and Keller Williams encouraged registered agents to make the trip to Austin to participate in one of the largest organized relief efforts in the country. Through Mega Relief, Keller Williams made Austin, "the epicenter of disaster support".
Our own Gary Leogrande of Keller Williams NY Realty was down there last week as part of a massive effort to help out on the ground in the devastated areas, as well as provide support in local shelters and donation warehouses. We couldn't be prouder of Gary, all the other volunteers, and Keller Williams.
KW Cares, a public charity created to support Keller Williams associates and their families during times of hardship, has launched a fundraising campaign called RED Relief to provide help to not only Keller Williams associates who have lost their homes, but to help all our Houston neighbors. Over $4 million has been raised already and our goal is to reach $20 million.
Thank you for supporting our Texan friends in their time of need. We will also keep you informed of our efforts to aid people affected in hurricane-ravaged Florida.