Gallo Realty Donates Christmas Party Funds to Local Charities

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BHHS Gallo Realty has decided to cancel its annual Christmas celebrations and has allocated the funds to two local charities.  “Each year we hold a large Christmas party for our staff and agents to celebrate the year and the holidays.  In the interest of keeping our agents, staff, and families safe and healthy, we decided to cancel our tree-trimming happy hours and our festive Christmas party,” stated Andrew Ratner, Vice President of Gallo Realty.  “Everyone in the company was extremely happy that we decided to use the funds that we would have spent on our holiday party to help our community.  We are all so very grateful for our health and well-being and this is a great way to recognize that,” he added.

Gallo Realty will be donating $10,000 to Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth, and $5,000 to the Harry K Foundation.

Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth provides nutritious meals and vital social contact each day. They provide friendship, empathy, and compassion, all while checking on the well-being of their clients.  Meals on Wheels of Lewes-Rehoboth Meals is a non-profit organization that was first organized in 1970 and funded by the Delaware Division of Aging in 1973. Currently, the organization has over 110 dedicated volunteers. Each day the volunteer drivers deliver a hot meal to each client on one of fifteen routes in Sussex County (the largest in the state). Visit for information.

The Harry K Foundation, established by Harry Keswani, has vowed to raise money to help alleviate the problem of food insecurity in its local community. The funds raised by the Harry K Foundation will be dispersed through the Delaware Food Bank to support School Backpack Programs, as well as established and instituting school pantries throughout Delaware. Visit for more information.

About BHHS Gallo Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty is an award-winning, full-service real estate firm that has been serving the resort region since 1979.  The firm has four main offices, located in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Bethany Beach. Visit for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the world’s fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 real estate professionals, and 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability, and longevity. Visit


Photo Captions:

Meals on Wheels Photo:

(from L to R): Tricia Ratner and Andrew Ratner, family owners of BHHS Gallo Realty, Margaret Iorii, an agent at Gallo Realty with Meals on Wheels directors Ann Bailey, Harry Papaleo, John Wolfe, Roberta Wuttke, and Debra Iammatteo.

Harry K Photo:

(from L to R):  Andrew Ratner and Tricia Ratner, family owners of BHHS Gallo Realty with Harry K Foundation founder Harry Keswani.