YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Some local veterans got a hand on Thursday.
It was Keller Williams Real Estate’s RED Day of volunteer work, which was part of Keller Williams’ annual global service day. In northeast Ohio, the service is for veterans for spring cleaning and landscaping. Volunteers spruced up more than 60 houses across northeast Ohio. RED stands for Renew, Energize and Donate.
“There are a lot of veterans that are financially and physically in need of help. And I didn’t really realize what a large need there is in our area,” Sue Filipovich of Keller Williams said. “And we just wanted to come alongside and help them for everything that they’ve done for us, and our country.”
The project our camera crew filmed on Thursday was for veteran Joe Nemergut, who lives on Lucy Street in Youngstown. The local American Legion nominated Nemergut to get his home spruced up. From cleaning, to mulching, anything that he needed on the house.
“It makes a lot of difference. I need the help. You know, you get older and knees are bad, backs are bad. So you need the help. And I appreciate it,” Nemergut said.
The RED Day service projects will continue through Thursday, helping out veterans at five homes in Youngstown, Girard and Warren.
The RED Day service projects have been going on for more than 30 years. This year, they included more than 110,000 employees around the world.