95.7 Ben – FM, Beasley Media Group invited Gary Barbera and his BarberaCares Program and 6ABC News field reporter Katie Katro to once again co-host live with DJ’s Matt Cord and Kristen Herrman during the 8:00 AM hour the 95.7 BEN-FM Adopt-a-Family Radiothon benefiting Volunteers of America to bring holiday hope and happiness to hundreds of families in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/16/2019 -- Gary Barbera and his BarberaCares Program continued their holiday hospitality after just wrapping up their Annual Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids Tour and their Gobble Until You Wobble Turkey Giveaway.
Gary Barbera says, "We took part in the BEN FM Radiothon last year with all proceeds benefiting the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, an organization dedicated to helping families. It was again an amazing opportunity to take care of our neighbors and hundreds of families who face added financial challenges during the winter months especially during the holiday season."
Information about 95.7 BEN – FM annual 'Adopt-a-Family Radiothon provided by: https://bbgi.com/2019/11/26/95-7-ben-fm-adopt-a-family-radio-thon-brings-holiday-hope-happiness-to-hundreds-of-families-in-philadelphia/
As appearing on the bbgi.com website:
The BEN-FM air staff was joined by celebrity guests from ABC6 News Anchors and Field Reporters as they broadcast live and encouraged listeners to donate to assist Volunteers of America Delaware Valley's 'Adopt-a-Family Program.'
The 'Adopt a Family Program' purchases meals, clothing and gifts for hundreds of less fortunate families residing in shelters and around the surrounding community. This year's Radio-thon assisted over 750 needy families by raising over $50,000. The station is anticipating collecting even more money for Volunteers of America this year.
HOW TO DONATE:
Make a secure online donation any time from now through December 24th at 6pm at 957benfm.com via the 'Adopt A Family Radio-thon' page. When donating, you can do a 'Direct Adoption' and choose a family from Volunteers of America's list of families in need or make a 'Cash Donation'. Your cash donation will be combined with others making your gift go further.
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley provides community-based assistance to populations in need so that they can lead self-fulfilled, independent lives. It's a wonderful time to delve into Volunteers of America to see the wonderful work they do in our hometown and to make a donation.
Every year the Volunteers of America help to bring joy to families in the Delaware Valley.
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About Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard and his BarberaCares Programs
Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard proudly celebrates their 30th anniversary since swinging open the doors showcasing Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep and CPOV vehicles collaborating with it's own Philadelphia's Credit Connection- On-Site Instant Auto Credit. Over 1000 Vehicles including 300 Jeeps Cheap at one location. Barbera's on the Boulevard is recognized by FCA as Philadelphia's #1 volume dealer in both new and pre-owned vehicles for decades. Getting their start as a Dodge dealer has propelled them to be the #1 Dodge Dealer in 6 states, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, and WV since the start while receiving Chrysler's highest accolade J D Power certification.
The Barbera Culture, rooted in the belief that Business Comes Where it is Invited and Stays where it is Well Treated. The Barbera organization hires hospitality and trains talent instilling within every single employee the philosophy of guest hospitality, consistent service, and gratefulness for the client's most precious gift of their valuable time. Their proudest moments are when they are welcoming back families who have purchased 9-10 cars and who send their friends and family. The biggest compliment is the wonderful thoughtful gift of a referral of family and friends.
The Barbera family credits their parents with instilling the Barbera Culture of Hospitality, Family Values and Work Ethic. Their mother Rita Barbera known to all as "Lovely Rita" was kind, socially conscience, and valued family and hardwork. Their father, Eugene Barbera planted the automotive seed through his business, Palm Auto, a carwash, gas station, auto repair and body shop center located in Fishtown before it bloomed into the sprawling area it is today. The Barbera family would work for their father as children inspired by their father's work ethic and client satisfaction standards. Their dad said, "Hard work never hurt anyone but Aggravation sure will kill you."
Honored to be recognized with the prestigious Family Owned Business award for dual accolades; Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard for positively impacting their communities economically and BarberaCares for Community Service Excellence. On the heels of this crowning achievement Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard is recognized alongside industry icons 6ABC, QVC, and Comcast NBCUniversal for Corporate Philanthropy as the region's most charitable givers.
BarberaCares principles of Support, Enhance, and Inspire lead the way in community service including broadcasting their Don't Text and Drive Campaign- Keep the Boulevard Safe message to everyone, especially the young. Proud to be the inaugural partner of Governor Edward G. Rendell's Adopt-A-Highway state wide clean up initiative from the ground up, 1000's of Turkey and Winter Coat hand deliveries to underserved sections of the city such as Strawberry Mansion, massively leading the way in Solar Recycling Cans around the city. Support of Philadelphia's finest including P.A.L, honoring Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Of course 1000's of individuals, children, families, youth groups, churches and synagogues have been added to the list of those being assisted by BarberaCares over the 3 decades.
Their Philly famous mascot – the Barbera Bear can be seen lending a paw and entertaining during parades and community clean-ups. Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard is also known for where the Stars buy their Cars! It all began with Jim McMahon and Doug Pederson as a young Quarterback in the 90's with many, many stars in between and after. Now it's Coach Doug Pederson and he's been driving Barbera for decades! Now it's your turn. I would be remiss if I didn't ask you.... Is Barbera the Best... Boy I Guess!
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