As of Tuesday morning, Keller Williams has confirmed 312 KW agents whose houses have been damaged by the hurricane to some degree, said spokesperson Darryl Frost, who expects this to rise. Leadership had made sure to touch based with each of the affected 4,400 associates this week, he added.
On Monday afternoon, Keller Williams sent an email out to all staff to outline what steps it was taking to help its agents in the affected communities. Many around the country have asked what they can do to help.
“Due to large amounts of flooding and destruction, KW Cares estimates that we will need to raise millions to aid those affected,” the company said, directing those able to assist to kwrelief.org to contribute monetary donations and indicate that it’s for Hurricane Harvey. “Our primary need is for financial donations as well as Visa, Target and Walmart gift cards.”
Neu was heartened by stories of KW agents going beyond the call of duty in flood-stricken Houston.
“We have an agent in Houston who heard that the wait times for people in trouble were unbelievable,” she said. “After he got his family to safety, he got his kayak out and went back out to help other Keller Williams agents and their families; he also helped neighbors in the community.”
Once further damage has been assessed, KW Cares will implement the “Heart to Heart” program, in which a market center can elect to “adopt” a family and provide for their needs over the coming weeks.
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