Gallo Gives Foundation Continues to Support the Community

The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards 1st Quarter Community Donations

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 its 2019 first quarter earning donations to the Delaware Humane Association (DHA), the Beau Biden Foundation, and Meals on Wheels, Lewes/ Rehoboth Chapter; in addition, a portion of earnings has been set aside for a college-bound senior scholarship which will be made available in the spring of 2020. The total donated this quarter was $ 5,750.00. 

Awarded recipients for 1st quarter 2019 are:

$500.00 was presented to the Delaware Humane Association (DHA).  The funds are specifically for the Wags, Whiskers, and Wine aEvent held June 6th Nassau Valley Vineyards. Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s premiere nonprofit no kill animal care and adoption center, serving a four-state area. They are committed to providing for the needs of homeless and owned dogs and cats in our community. Each year, hundreds of animals come to DHA in search of a warm bed, good meal, and most importantly, a new home. The dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to ensure that each animal receives the best care possible during his/her stay at our adoption shelter. DHA serves the community by offering affordable spay/neuter services, low cost vaccination clinics, and a pet food pantry.  They receive no government funding and rely on the support of the community in the form of volunteers and private donations.  For more information, visit www.delawarehumane.org

 

a$2,000.00 was awarded to the Meals on Wheels, Lewes/Rehoboth Chapter (MOWLR). MOWLR is a non-profit organization that was first organized in 1970. In its first year, this program delivered 16,609 meals to those whom were homebound. As client needs grew, the program expanded to include a holistic approach to providing services. The program grows at a rate of 3–6% per year in overall service, due to the advancing age of retirees and their increased susceptibility to life-threatening illnesses. Currently, MOWLR has over 140 dedicated volunteers who make the distributions a reality. Each day the volunteer drivers deliver two meals to each client on one of fifteen routes in Sussex County (the largest in the state).  For more details about MOWLR visit https://www.mealsonwheels-lr.org

a$2,000.00 was awarded to the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. The funds were allocated specifically for a foursome for the Sussex County Golf Invitational at The Peninsula Golf and Country Club.  The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children was established in June 2015 as an operating non-profit to continue Beau Biden’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable among us, especially children who have fallen victim to abuse and neglect. The Foundation believes that no child should be threatened by a predator—either an adult or a peer. The belief is that child abuse can be prevented through effectively educating adults and children, developing the next generation of child welfare professionals and strengthening child protection laws around the country. For more on supporting Biden’s Foundation visit https://www.beaubidenfoundation.org

The remaining 1st quarter funds of $1,250.00 have been set aside to award two local graduating seniors with $2,500.00 scholarships to assist with their college tuition in the spring of 2020.

The Gallo Gives Foundation is funded through the company’s agents, management, and owners. Agents are encouraged to donate a percentage of their commissions earned and the firm matches all agent/staff contributions 100 percent.  Public donations will be accepted as well. Each Gallo Realty office, in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Bethany Beach, is represented by individuals who serve on the foundation’s giving committee. The committee researches community charities in need and recommends funding. The foundation is managed by the Greater Lewes Foundation. To request assistance for your charity or organization, please send information to Andrew Ratner, BHHS Gallo Realty, 37230 Rehoboth Avenue Ext., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

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