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.

September 2021

Nieslowski Family: Kronenwetter, Wisconsin

On November 2, 2020, Brent fell 13 feet when his tree stand broke under him. Brent broke his neck and his C7 causing him to become a quadriplegic. During that time Brent, his wife Jodi, and their two daughters faced many uncertainties, question marks, and fears about their future. Brent can no longer work and Jodi has taken a lot of time off from work to care for Brent and their daughters while they adjust to their new normal. In the past few months Brent and Jodi have had to remodel their home, purchase a new vehicle, purchase medical equipment, and endure numerous doctor and therapy appointments for Brent to be able to function outside of a hospital. These costs have added up and they see many more costs like this in their future.

"Brent and Jodi are doing everything they can to see their family through this difficult time. Brent has overcome so many obstacles in the last year, and we're proud to be able to assist the Nieslowski's in this way. We believe that they are a truly deserving family, and we're happy to be able to give back to our community."

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Deserving Families We've Helped

Nieslowski Family

Nieslowski Family

On November 2, 2020, Brent fell 13 feet when his tree stand broke under him. Brent broke his neck and his C7 causing him to become a quadriplegic. During that time Brent, his wife Jodi, and their two daughters faced many uncertainties, question marks, and fears about their future.

Witter Family

Witter Family

Michael and Amanda Witter and their three children have been stricken with medical and employment challenges, which has made staying current with their bills challenging.

Salyers Family

Salyers Family

Kimberly Salyers was selected for this award for her strength and selflessness while facing the devastating loss of her son. In 2010, Kim’s son, Noah, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of eight years old.

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.