The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards 2nd and 3rd Quarter Community Donations

The Gallo Gives Foundation Continues to Support the Community 

As part of its continual effort to make a difference in the community in which it lives and serves, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty’s Gallo Gives Foundation awarded several of its 2019 second- and third-quarter earning donations to the Friends of Sussex CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), Habitat for Humanity, Pathways to Success, Bethany Beach/Lewes/ Rehoboth Beach volunteer fire departments, and Developing Artists Collaboration; in addition, a portion of earnings has been set aside for a college-bound senior scholarship that will be made available in the spring of 2020. The total donated these two quarters was $15,750. 

a· $2,000 was presented to the Friends of Sussex CASA (FOSC), which is a nonprofit organization existing to provide financial support for unmet needs of foster children. While the CASA program in OCA (Office of Child Advocate) and the Department of Family Services are state-funded, there are many childrens’ needs that are not met by available state funds. These needs include additional training for CASAs as well as enriching activities for children. Through foundation support and donations, FOSC has been able to purchase computers for college-bound graduating seniors and pay for music lessons and sports camps for foster children. FOSC writes grant applications for its funding and asks primarily Sussex County foundations for support. To support of learn more about the organization, visit
https://www.friendsofsussexcasa.org.

 

 

a· $2,000 was awarded to the Habitat for Humanity. The funds are distributed specifically for hurricane relief for the Bahamas victims. Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward that vision by building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. To help with a build or learn more about the organization, visit https://www.habitat.org

 

a· $1,500 was donated, in total, to the Bethany Beach, Lewes Beach, and Rehoboth Beach fire departments.  Each was awarded $500. The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Emergency Medical Services Division is an unprecedented collaboration between the fire company and property owners within the towns of Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island and the Sea Colony Recreation Association. They strive to provide the highest quality of emergency care possible to the residents and visitors of The Quiet Resorts. The Lewes Fire Dept., Inc. provides emergency medical services for the City of Lewes and surrounding areas, including Cape Henlopen State Park and the Cape May - Lewes Ferry. They seek to serve in a time of need with the best-trained staff and most up-to-date equipment possible. Finally, the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company provides fire and ambulance protection to three incorporated towns: Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Henlopen Acres. To learn more about the respective departments visit https://lewesfire.com , https://www.rehobothbeachfire.com , or http://bethanybeachfire.com

 

a Lastly, $500 was delivered to Developing Artist Collaboration. The group is a nonprofit that partners its artists and volunteers with schools and at-risk groups to create art therapy initiatives as well as murals and beautification projects. It gives its artists resources, career-building tools, and an innovative space dedicated for collaboration.  Its purpose is not to serve a population, but to serve a community. To learn more about or donate to this organization, visit http://developingarts.org.

The second- and third-quarter funds also consisted of an annual pledge of $1,000, which will be given to Special Olympics Delaware.

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