Keller Williams San Francisco Sends Associates to Aid in Harvey Recovery

Keller Williams San Francisco agents, Michael Minson and Cathinka Johnson, help clean a flood damaged home in Houston, TX. Photo credit: Mo DeLong

It made me realize that all we have in this world is intangible: our relationships with each other, our own values and beliefs, and our memories from experiences past. Every material thing we own can be taken away in a blink of an eye.

Over the week of Sept. 11, 25 associates from the San Francisco branch of Keller Williams Realty International traveled to Texas to participate in Mega Relief, a week long, company-wide, disaster relief campaign coordinated by Keller Williams leadership in conjunction with the real estate company’s nonprofit arm, KW Cares.

The week in Austin, TX was originally planned for the annual Keller Williams real estate conference, Mega Camp, with many conference events scheduled to take place at the Austin Convention Center. However, after Tropical Storm Harvey swept through East Texas and Louisiana, leaving unprecedented damage in its wake, officials at Keller Williams quickly decided to change plans.

Keller Williams leadership coordinated to instead open the Austin Convention Center to several charitable organizations as a staging ground for relief efforts. Additionally, company officials organized the transport of supplies and volunteers to areas affected by the disaster.

Over the week, more than 4,000 Keller Williams associates and their family members travelled to Austin for Mega Relief, where they were bussed to affected areas to assist at shelters, organize supplies, demuck homes, and clean up streets.

Michael Minson, Senior Listing Specialist of Level Up Group SF, sent his entire team to Mega Relief. “The work we did in Texas was both rewarding and eye opening,” said Minson. “It made me realize that all we have in this world is intangible: our relationships with each other, our own values and beliefs, and our memories from experiences past. Every material thing we own can be taken away in a blink of an eye. I have a renewed commitment to cherish the now, celebrate my relationships, and continue to give, love, and serve.”

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