Editorial: Home makeover an unrivaled gift
Thursday of this week was indeed a red-letter day for a homeowner and his daughter who live in the Prescott Heights area north of town, because of a special gift they received from a bevy of Keller Williams Check Realty associates and their friends and families and others in the community.
Keller Williams Check Realty calls this annual day RED Day because of its significance. "RED" stands for renew, energize, donate.
Each year on the second Thursday of May, associates spend the day away from their businesses and serve their communities. The realty company closed down its offices in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, and 100 people - adults and children alike - converged on this quiet neighborhood and gave this home a makeover from back to front, side to side and top to bottom.
This homeowner was identified and determined to be in need of this help through Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters.
With sleeves rolled up, the cadre of volunteers landscaped the front yard with rock, cleaned up the back yard and installed back door steps and a railing. Little children who had come along with their parents planted flowers in a front yard bed. A roofing company made necessary roof repairs. And the crew painted and sealed the exterior of the house as well.
Inside, volunteers did some spiffing up, painted walls that needed a fresh look, installed new flooring in areas of the home, replaced toilets in bathrooms and the water heater. They even put in new plumbing fixtures and electric outlet covers.
The giving spirit of the day is exemplified by all that was donated to rejuvenate this home. When painters ran out of paint, a hardware store gave them what they needed to finish up. All the supplies , equipment and hard work were contributed over a long day that ran from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday.
This kind of project helps not only the homeowner and his daughter but also the entire neighborhood.
A round of applause is due everyone who helped out, down to the restaurant that provided meals for the workers.
Thank you, Keller Williams Check Realty.
Plans are underway for next year's home facelift. Those who would like to help may send donations to Keller Williams Check Realty, 102 N. Montezuma, Prescott AZ 86301.Put RED Day in the memo line of your check.
We want another deserving homeowner to have a RED Day next year.