The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards Community Donations

Tunnell Cancer Center Beebe Medical Foundatiion

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 earnings donations to the Tunnell Cancer Center- Beebe Healthcare, Lewes Community Garden, Mariner Middle School’s Business Professionals of America, and Pathways to Success; 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.

$2,500 was awarded to Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center. Since its beginning, Beebe’s history has been one of expansion and growth. Beebe Healthcare offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services. The Tunnell Cancer Center, opened in 1995 on Route 24, named for Robert and Eolyne Tunnell, houses the first radiation oncology treatment center in Sussex County. The healthcare system can also boast such other community services as health screenings, educational seminars, patient education, numerous support groups, and physician referral services among others. Beebe Oncology Services is committed to providing a compassionate, personal experience to all those who walk through the doors. For more details about the Tunnell Cancer Center and to support their cause, visit,  https://www.beebehealthcare.org

$1,500 was dedicated to the Lewes Community Garden. The Lewes Community Gardeners are a group of dedicated local residents who took up the cause of establishing the greater Lewes area’s first community garden located at 366 Park Road, Lewes. Added to this mission is the drive to help stamp out hunger in Sussex County and to make sure the garden plots are accessible to people of all abilities. The group is a nonprofit under the auspices of the Greater Lewes Foundation. Creating this community garden is a means of creating a more engaged community and practicing advanced gardening techniques in order to provide more access to local produce. The group’s motto follows that of “Building a Stronger and Greener Community.” To support the Lewes Community Garden, visit https://www.lewescommunitygarden.org

$1,250 was donated to the Mariner Middle School’s Business Professions of America. Originally formed in 1966 as the Office Education Association, Business Professionals of America is the premier career and technical student organization for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration, and other related career fields. In only its second year as a club, Mariner Middle Business Professionals of America members rank among the best in the country. After collecting five individual and two team awards at the state competition, students earned invitations to the national BPA conference in Anaheim, Calif. Mariner’s presentation team placed third nationally, and the administrative support team finished 11th. Each year the students compete in business, marketing, and finance events and attend various workshops led by industry experts.  To learn more about the Mariner Middle BPA and donate to the club, contact Daniel Shockley at danielh.shockley@cape.k12.de.us

Lastly, four Chromebook computers were awarded to Pathways to Success. The Chromebooks will be utilized by those in need and will build on fostering student success.  The mission of Pathways to Success is to prepare youth, adults, and their families for successful lives. The group utilizes innovative and creative approaches in mentoring and educating to help individuals develop to be healthy, productive, contributing, and responsible citizens. To learn more, visit https://www.pathways-2-success.org

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 offices located in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Bethany Beach.  The company is independently owned and operated. The Gallo Gives Foundation is the charitable arm of the company, managed by the Greater Lewes Foundation.  Visit www.GoToGallo.com for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage franchise network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, now counts more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices across America, Western Europe, and Dubai. Visit www.bhhs.com.