Northwest NEWS

June 19, 2000

Business

Windermere works to improve neighborhoods

Windermere works

Woodinville Windermere agents closed their office last Friday to work on landscaping and cleaning projects at the home of a senior citizen in the area. This is the 16th year Windermere offices throughout the state have worked to improve local neighborhoods.
Staff photo by Becky Nixon.

by Becky Nixon, staff reporter

   All 200 Windermere offices were closed on Friday, June 16, and more than 5,000 agents and staff members used the day to work on neighborhood improvement projects throughout the Northwest. The Woodinville office completed landscaping and cleaning projects at the Woodinville home of a senior citizen.

   This is the 16th year that Windermere agents and staff have volunteered a work day to give back to their communities by working on landscaping, painting, light carpentry and general clean-up projects. Last year, Windermere offices worked on more than 130 volunteer projects benefiting parks, playgrounds, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, YWCAs, youth centers, low-income housing facilities, senior citizens, emergency shelters, and public schools.

   In addition, Washington Mutual Bank supplied breakfast and employees; Pacific Northwest Title Company gave refreshment of cold water and soft drinks and employees, and 1st American Title provided lunch and employees.

   "We really enjoy the opportunities to give back to the communities that have made Windermere so successful," said Will Bruce, owner of the Windermere Woodinville office. "It is part of our ongoing commitment to making our neighborhoods a better place to live."