April 27, 2013 at 10:57 AM
WESTFIELD, NJ—This week, several sales associates from the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield West office helped beautify a Westfield landmark by weeding, pruning, raking and planting flowers donated by Williams Nursery. The event was part of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y.’s regional “Cares Days” event.
“This is a yearly ongoing event where all the Coldwell Banker offices in the company take on different projects,” said George Kraus, branch vice president. “From a business standpoint, it gives us an opportunity to take interest and pride in the communities we serve by giving back."
“The 9-11 Memorial was damaged and the whole area has been neglected because of lack of town funds,” explained Sales Associate Lee Corcoran, who organized this project. “Our Coldwell Banker office felt the 9-11 Memorial was an important landmark in the town. It is across from the train station and an important focal point in the community. “
Nearby, sales associates also planted flowers supplied by Fanwood in approximately 30 Main Street planters in that town and cleaned up and planted flowers at the Hanson House in Cranford. Westfield West is also coordinating with Scotch Plains for a community project there at a later date.
Since its inception in 2005, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Foundation in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. has given more than $570,000 to charities supporting local communities, along with countless volunteer hours donated by the company’s sales associates.