This year the National Association of Realtors’ annual Good Neighbor Award goes to our very own Vito A. Pampalona — YRF board member, Ambassador Program chairman, Vietnam veteran, and A+ volunteer! Vito, a Realtor and broker with Vito Anthony Homes in Rochester, Mich., is one of only five winners nationwide.
The award comes with a $10,000 donation plus a $2,000 Lowe’s gift card, all for the winner’s favorite charity. As far as Vito’s concerned, that’s the Yellow Ribbon Fund, of course! The $10-grand comes on top of the nearly $500,000 Vito has already raised or donated to help injured service members and their families since 2003.
Known as “Uncle Vito” to Walter Reed staff and patients, he has made sure that recovering service members have workout clothes, a pantry full of healthy snacks, movies to watch, and a collection of books and audio books. Plus, every year he throws a Christmas party for hundreds of injured service members and their families at Walter Reed, and now Fort Belvoir, too. Thank you, Vito, and congratulations!
Click here to read the Realtor Magazine article about Vito, plus watch a moving video about the soldiers he’s helped.