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Giving Back's the Right Thing to Do

Like most of the local businesses we’ve talked to, Don Keller at Recreation World RV says that they believe it’s essential for businesses to give back to the community. When we asked him why he feels that way, he looked at us for a long while as if the answer should be obvious. “Because it’s the right thing to do.”

For the past ten years, Don and his wife Micah have made a career out of doing the right thing at Recreation World RV – not just in the community outside their walls, but with the staff team they’ve nurtured into a tightly-knit “work family” and who they confidently rely on to ensure great customer experiences and smooth operation. Their long-term staff of 17 are paid well above minimum wage, enjoy a great benefits package and a fun, stable working environment. They really like their jobs, which makes them a real pleasure to deal with.

Don and Micah’s nurturing approach has led them to form long-term relationships with a number of community organizations dedicated to the health and happiness of children. In the past couple of years Don and Micah have begun working with Our Kids Count, a local charity aimed at fostering the health and development of kids, and have hosted clothing drives, food drives and fundraising events like a recent Paint Nite in their showroom to support the organization. Micah, who came from a culinary background, runs crafting and baking activities for OKC kids through the month of December. “Kids are our future,” Don says.

Diana Sustawenko of St. John Ambulance couldn’t agree more. Many of St. John Ambulance’s programs are kid-focused, and Recreation World RV’s support of their annual trailer raffle helps fund them. SJA’s activities include the First Aid Response teams you’ll see at community events, their hugely popular Therapy Dog Services, the youth and school programs that teach kids first aid and leadership, and the Car Seat Program that helps parents ensure their kids are safe in the backseat. This amazing lineup wouldn’t be possible without the support of Recreation World RV and other TBay businesses, which is why Diana says it’s important to shop local. “We hope people will support the people who support us,” she says, “so we can continue to provide these programs to the community.”

When you #ChooseTBayFirst you support the TBay businesses that support great community groups like Our Kids Count and St. John Ambulance. 

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