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.

August 2019

Robinson Family: Weston, Wisconsin

The Robinson family spent most of November and December under a cloud of worry when Veronica began experiencing severe abdominal pain. Instead of celebrating, her husband, Tony, and their three children spent the holidays visiting Veronica in critical care. Although she has recovered enough to be discharged to her home, she still experiences complications from her many surgeries, walks with a cane, and is unable to work. Adjusting to a single income while paying medical bills has been extremely challenging for the family. Members of their church, Immanuel Baptist Church, reached out to Gradient Gives Back to nominate the family for assistance.

“The scary situation that they are in could happen to any of us – an unexpected medical issue could change your entire family in a moment. Veronica needs time, free from financial stress, to heal and recover. And the children deserve some of the Christmas joy they missed.”

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Nieslowski Family

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Witter Family

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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

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