I have seen real estate agents that help at church or maybe at a charitable organization. Some do it while taking 86 selfies so that they will appear better to the community as opposed to actually having a desire to help others. And I know an agent, actually a retired agent that constantly seeks out ways to help his community and the charitable organizations in it.
Roy Kelley is a voracious blogger. Honestly, I probably can’t keep up with half of what he writes, and yet I comment on 1 to 2 of his blogs every day. But what I see him do more than anything is inform his community. He informs them of events, of charitable organizations and of programs that benefit the community.
The Montgomery County Food Council, Narcotics Anonymous, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Gaithersburg CARES Hub, Seneca Creek Community Church, Manna Food Center, Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative at Asbury Methodist Village, Church of the Redeemer, Civil Air Patrol Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron, Gaithersburg Coalition of Providers, GaithersburgHELP, The City of Gaithersburg, Black Rock Center For The Arts, Nourish Now, Maryland Health Connection, the Community Action Agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the Montgomery County Vaccine Distribution Dashboard, the City of Gaithersburg Strategic Planning Retreat, and others were all mentioned by Roy in his posts IN JUST THE LAST 7 DAYS ALONE.
Can you just imagine how many thousands of people have found help thanks to the posts that Roy places out there for the community’s benefit? How many homeless people found shelter? How many hungry people found food? How many ill found care? How many lonely found comfort? And not wanting to take the entire livelong day on that, now think about this – how many of those that needed help then went on and found work or even created work for others? How many families turned their lives around and even did things like found a way to send their kids to school and college? How many children learned that people care? And how many people will those children then grow up and serve themselves?
People need people. Actually, people need people who care. Roy Kelley cares and never pats himself on the back for what he does. He just continues to serve and help his community in great ways.
In my faith, I know that one day, a long time from now, Roy will hear a special voice say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Roy is, indeed an example of how real estate agents serve their community.