Seriously, NO Pictures?
I never thought I'd see the day when Ellie McIntire and Maryland Mortgage Mama would be at an event and there would be NO pictures to share! I did want to be sure to tell you about the event though.
Today my brother Tony and I attended the Keller Williams RED (Renew, Energize, Donate) Day Fundraiser at the Outback Steak House in Ellicott City Maryland. It was great to see Ellie McIntire and the whole McIntire Team take part. We were able to meet and greet lots of folks and get out of the office on this beautiful Baltimore day. I got to see Sydney Hawkins, a lovely Keller Williams agent who helped my good friend find the right home. She even brought her mom and her aunt to support the event, such wonderful ladies! I got to meet some folks I have only known as "facebook friends", including Aaron Gartrell, met some more of the great folks of Keller Williams and their partners: lenders, title companies, home inspectors, appraisers, and others. We even got to see the lovely ladies from Maryland Title Works Unlimited...always a pleasure! Unfortunately, time was too short to meet everyone, but I am confident that our paths will cross when they are meant!
It was a fun event organized by Keller Williams Realtor John Hallis (and lots of other helpers). Less than 6 weeks ago, he approached Outback Steakhouse with an idea to have a private luncheon at $25/head, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle to benefit RED Day to help with repairs and renovations in some of the neediest areas of Baltimore City. Not only did Outback Ellicott City hop on board, so did 4 other Outback's around Maryland. They really get involved in supporting the community! Based on the Ellicott City turnout, I am sure the day was a huge success!
The silent auction included everything from a basket of cheer, sports memorabilia, spa services, restaurant gift certs, even a ghost tour in Ellicott City.
What happens on RED Day in Maryland? According to the press release on www.reddaymd.com:
As part of the RED Day effort this year Keller Williams Select Realtors of Ellicott City, has joined forces with KW Excellence in Towson, KW Baltimore in Canton, and KW Realty Centre in Columbia, MD in partnership with Open Door Baltimore, William Paca and Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary Schools to provide a massive day of service in one of the neediest sections of our city. Starting at 8am and running thru 4pm. These facilities are in dire need of repair and replacement of decaying areas of the structures. We plan to paint hallways and repair auditorium furnishings, among other things, at the schools. In order to perform our work efficiently, Keller Williams and RED Day volunteers will also be treating the 1100+ students from William Paca and Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary Schools to a massive “Field Day” at Patterson Park complete with games, face painting, a picnic and so much more, all while demonstrating the need to love and care for one another! It’s a magnificent thing to see and we hope you can be a small part of it all!
All this takes money, today's event will help to offset some of the costs. The RED DAY event takes place on May 10th. There are still volunteer opportunities available. There is also a huge need for things like a parking area for the volunteers on the day of the event, drinks, snacks and more for the event. If you know anyone who might be able to help, I am sure if you contact John at the Ellicott City office.
The winner of the 50/50 donated their half back to the cause, raising almost $800 for a great cause! Unfortunately I didn't get the name of the generous winner, but I have a feeling they will be blessed many times over!
Hope to see you on May 10th for RED DAY!!
If you are considering purchasing a home in Maryland and want to be sure you are mortgage ready, my brother Tony and I will be happy to help! We help to make the mortgage process a pleasure!
If you already own your home, we are happy to provide a no-cost mortgage review to help you to determine if refinancing may be in your best interest. Please contact me at 410-960-2061.