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Zuber Realty Agents Deliver Donations for Veterans Making a Difference

by Zuber Realty

Jul 23, 2022

Throughout the entire month of June 2022, agents and staff of Richard A. Zuber Realty collected nonperishable food and toiletry items for the nonprofit organization Veterans Making a Difference. The organization is dedicated to helping veterans in need in Berks County.

“The Zuber bus was stuffed,” exclaimed real estate agent Betsy Bellantoni. “It was really, really full! People came with entire bags of canned products.

“And what was most notable,” Bellantoni continued, “was that not all donations came from Redner’s shoppers; random folks stopped by the bus to donate,” she explained. “Sadly, we weren’t initially aware of the donations from ‘outside shoppers’—one gentleman in particular—or we would have thanked him more profusely. So, whoever you are, consider yourself our ‘hero’ of the day!” she concluded.

“We collected 19% more this year than last,” noted Zuber Realty agent Vanessa Deskie who coordinated the project. “It’s heartwarming to realize the generosity and caring our community demonstrates to our veterans.”

“This year, we’re inspired by the assistance of Boyertown’s State Theatre that donated free screen advertising throughout June in support of veterans by encouraging folks to donate to our food drive,” added Deskie. “The help that folks provided by sharing information about the food drive has been appreciated and has made this drive even more successful. “Social media has been a valuable tool to generate support for our effort,” she continued.

JoCarol Zuber of Zuber Insurance offered further inspiration that came from the Ladies Auxiliary of Liberty Fire Company, New Berlinville. The organization donated a $500 gift card to Veterans Making a Difference.

Items were collected at Zuber Realty’s Boyertown and Royersford offices throughout the month with special collection days scheduled at the Boyertown office during Berks-Mont Business Association’s Philadelphia Avenue Street Fair and at Boyertown’s Redner’s Market on June 18, 2022. Donations of cash, checks, or gift cards were also accepted.

Giving back to veterans is an honor and a privilege for Vanessa Deskie, real estate agent with Richard A. Zuber Realty and member of Zuber Realty’s Community Outreach Committee. “Generations of my family have served our country,” Deskie explained. My family’s service includes my grandfather’s and father-in-law’s service in WWII, my dad’s tenure in the army between wars, my uncle’s tour in Vietnam, my cousins’ service in Iraq, and many more past relatives dating back to the Civil War.”

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