Keller Williams Realty Charity Event Raises $6K to Benefit Local Charities

John Jordan | June 2015

From left, Diane Butterman, Carol Christiansen, Celeste Boglioli, Lou Cardillo, Melissa Reilly, Susan Salomone, Steve Salomone and Phil Risi.
From left, Diane Butterman, Carol Christiansen, Celeste Boglioli, Lou Cardillo, Melissa Reilly, Susan Salomone, Steve Salomone and Phil Risi.

MAHOPAC—Keller Williams Realty Partners and Broker/Owner Lou Cardillo recently announced that the 4th Annual “KW Now Serving” auction and tips for charity event raised a total of $6,000 for local charity “Drug Crisis in our Backyard” and “KW Cares.”

“KW Cares” is a 501c3 charity helping KW associates facing financial hardship due to major emergencies, and contributes to communities in need, due to catastrophic events.

“Drug Crisis in our Backyard” is a local organization founded by the Salomone and Christiansen families, both of whom lost their sons to drug addiction. The purpose of the organization is to promote awareness and provide resources and support to those individuals and their families affected by drug addiction.

On the evening of Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Keller Williams agents took over as wait staff and bartenders of Traditions 118 Restaurant located on Old Tomahawk Road in Granite Springs. All tips collected for the evening went directly benefit Drug Crisis in our Backyard and KW Cares.

  Lou Cardillo, Keller Williams Broker/Owner stated, “I was so excited to host this event for the fourth year. My awesome team of Westchester and Putnam’s finest real estate agents love to give back to our community, and this is what ‘KW Now Serving’ is all about. This year we were honored to partner with the Salomone and Christiansen families to help combat the drug epidemic that has plagued our community.”

Celeste Boglioli, KW Cares event organizer stated, “Working with my colleagues to plan and organize this event was truly an honor for me. It seems like every week we hear about another friend or family member fatally affected by drug addiction.”

Steve Salomone, co-founder of Drug Crisis in our Backyard said, “We are working tirelessly in our effort to drive awareness and reduce the stigma associated with addiction. We are so pleased and honored to be the local charity that Keller Williams chose to benefit in this year’s Now Serving event. We will use the funds generated by the event to continue our work.”

John Jordan
Editor, Real Estate In-Depth