community outreach program

Buska Gives Back

Buska Gives Back is our community outreach program made possible through our partnership with Gradient Gives Back Foundation, a non-profit organization. We invite Americans who have fallen on hard times to connect with us for an opportunity to be awarded six months of housing payments.

December 2020

Burgoyne Family: Weston, Wisconsin

In May of 2019, the Burgoyne family’s lives were turned upside down in an instant when Brian Burgoyne was diagnosed with MS. To make things worse, they ended up in a battle with their insurance company forcing Brian to stop recommended treatments. Brian’s health continued to rapidly decline, so working was impossible. His wife of 26 years, Angie, was also not able to work due to Brian’s need for constant care. With no income, the bills started piling up. Brian and Angie made the tough decision to sell their family-owned business, which they had operated for over 20 years, so they could pay their bills. Then COVID-19 hit and any glimmer of hope they had to sell the business quickly faded. Brian and Angie’s two daughters, who are full-time college students, and Angie’s retired parents jumped in to help, but their limited incomes could only do so much. Angie and Brian were always the givers and never the takers, but their dire situation and the thought of losing their family home led Angie to reach out for help.

“Angie and Brian fight every day to keep their family going. Even those who serve their families and communities need a hand-up sometimes. We’re proud to be able to assist Angie in this way.”

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Witter Family

Witter Family

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Salyers Family

Salyers Family

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Robinson Family

Robinson Family

The Robinson family spent most of November and December under a cloud of worry when Veronica began experiencing severe abdominal pain. Adjusting to a single income while paying medical bills has been extremely challenging for the family.

Burgoyne Family

Burgoyne Family

In May of 2019, the Burgoyne family’s lives were turned upside down in an instant when Brian Burgoyne was diagnosed with MS. To make things worse, they ended up in a battle with their insurance company forcing Brian to stop recommended treatments.