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Together, We Can End Alzheimer’s

Did you Know?

The McKee Homes Alzheimer’s Mission includes sponsoring four North Carolina Walk’s to End Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This event is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, with more than 500,000 participants.

Our Why

The McKee family is all too familiar with the impact Alzheimer’s has on those who have the disease as well as their loved ones. In hopes that one day other families may not have to face the heartbreak by Alzheimer’s, the McKee family created the Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer Fund to remember their beloved father and husband. In addition to supporting efforts such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a percentage of every home sale by McKee Homes goes into the Joe McKee fund to support Alzheimer’s research.

McKee Homes Alzheimer’s Mission

The McKee Homes Alzheimer’s Mission statement is to passionately enrich the quality of life of individuals in our communities by helping the Alzheimer’s Association’s accomplish their vision, which is, A World Without Alzheimer’s.

NC Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Over the years, McKee Homes has drastically increased our Walk to End Alzheimer’s Results, but this year will be one to remember. McKee Homes was able to raise awareness for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s through virtual videos and socially distanced walks. Over the year, McKee Homes held four North Carolina walks and received 20 local sponsors across Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Wilmington and Raleigh. Team McKee and our McKee Sponsors raised $82,000 in 2020.

McKee Homes Alzheimer's Mission

Sponsorship

The McKee Homes Alzheimer’s Mission is honored to have such an amazing community who gives back. McKee Homes would like to thank our sponsors for raising awareness for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you would like to help us in the fight against Alzheimer’s, please visit our website Community Embrace page.

How to Participate

Register for your local Walk, Start Fundraising and Spread the Word & Join us on Walk Day. McKee Homes is continuously raising awareness through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you are interested in giving back, please visit one of our NC Walk pages; Fayetteville Walk, Moore County Walk, Raleigh Triangle Walk and Wilmington Walk.

 

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Using Energy Efficient Appliances Is a Cost-Saving Smart Move!

Using energy efficient appliances is a cost-saving smart move that can increase the longevity of your appliances and save you money on your energy bill! There are lots of benefits of using these types of appliances that not only benefit you but also the environment. McKee Homes uses all energy-efficient appliances in each of our homes. Read below for a few benefits!

  1. Reduced Energy Costs According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star appliances will reduce your home appliance energy usage and costs between 10-50%. On average, according to the NRDC American homeowners are saving about $2,000 per household using these appliances in their homes!
  1. Environmentally Friendly– Another great reason to utilize these appliances are its benefits for the earth! The benefits include reducing water consumption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing our reliance on fossil fuel resources.
  1. Do More with Less Time– This a great one for anyone that may not particularly look forward to spending an entire Saturday doing laundry! According to the NRDC using an energy-efficient washer will allow you to wash more in a single load and dry them faster!

Here are a few quick tips on how to effectively use your appliances in the home to continue seeing all the great energy-efficient benefits!

  1. Dishwasher: Use it only on full and scrape instead of rinsing your dishes before you load them. Remove the dry setting and allow your dishes to air dry.
  1. Stove: Use the burners that are closest to your pot size; heat is lost when the pot is too small. Turn your oven off a few minutes before your meal is done cooking the remaining heat will continue cooking it.
  1. Refrigerator: Check your door seal to make sure it is intact. Give your food a chance to cool down before refrigerating it.
  1. Washer/dryer: Wait until you are at a full load before washing. Try to use the cool water setting as much as possible.

There are so many benefits to using the energy-efficient appliances in your home! Contact us at 910-672-7296 to find out about all of the great features and options available to you!