Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

"RED DAY" PROJECT BENEFITS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Keller Williams Volunteers Refurbish City Facilities

 

 

May 10, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker presented a City of Houston proclamation to Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan Associates acknowledging RED Day 2012, the company’s fourth annual calling to “Renew, Energize and Donate." The proclamation cited the company’s day of service at the City’s Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (MMSC), located at 1475 West Gray, which serves persons with disabilities. 

A team of approximately 300 Keller Williams associates and volunteers refurbished the facilities at the center.  The day’s work included the development of a Life Skills Kitchen and Laundry Training Center, the development of art display spaces, painting and repairs in the service center public areas and the completion of sensory gardens.  

“The City of Houston is committed to finding ways to better serve the needs of persons with disabilities,” said Mayor Parker.  “Keller Williams is helping us accomplish this by generously providing volunteers and donating services and resources that will renew the facilities and energize the surroundings at the Center.”

“This annual event is an entrenched part of Keller Williams Realty’s culture,” said RED Day Team Leader Bruce Kink.  “It displays the extraordinary effect a company can have when individuals come together to work as a team for the good of everyone.  This year, we take great pride in the completion of this project that will benefit citizens with disabilities.”

The Metropolitan Multi-Service Center is managed by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD).  The center houses HPARD’s Adaptive Recreation Division and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, a division of the Department of Neighborhoods.  The center offers a myriad of services and amenities for persons with disabilities, including an accessible library, exercise equipment, an aquatics program and therapeutic pool, recreational activities and social fellowship events.   

MOPD is the City’s primary advocate for the rights and needs of persons with disabilities. The office serves as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments and other private and public entities on matters pertaining to people with disabilities in Houston. 

For more information, contact MOPD at 713.284.1990 or visit www.houstontx.gov/neigbhorhoods.