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.

November 2015

Witter Family:
Weston, Wisconsin

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. Two years ago, Michael broke his back while working as a crane operator in a factory but was able to save another man’s life in the process. Unknowingly, he had previous back issues so wasn’t able to qualify for worker’s compensation. After two spinal fusion surgeries that left him immobile for 16 months, he went back to school and graduated in May 2015 with an Associate’s Degree in architecture design and technology. Right after he graduated, he was able to obtain a job but lost it due to the downsizing of the company. He remains hopeful that he will be able to find another job in architecture design.

“We are honored to be able to partner with the Gives Back Foundation and extend a helping hand to the Witter family during a time when they are facing an array of hardships. Our hope is that some of the burden will be lifted from the family with our gift and the generous gifts from our community.”

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Deserving Families We've Helped

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.