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Central PA Realtors® Feeding Healthcare Workers

Eight real estate offices in the Central Pennsylvania area are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by giving back to healthcare professionals.

Realtors® at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services have donated money to help send lunches to the emergency room and COVID departments at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital.

Deanne Hoppel, the Howard Hanna sales director in the Colonial Park office, said, “Through our Hanna Gold Advantage program, we have a partnership with Hershey Medical Center and UPMC. It was really easy to work with these two healthcare facilities. All of our other office fundraising money go to the Children’s Free Care Fund which funds children who are uninsured or under-insured in these hospitals. We’ve raised over $40,000 from our office fundraisers over the years.”

“We can’t really do too many fundraisers right now, but we wanted to take care of the people who are on the front line during the pandemic,” she said. The office worked with Fabio’s in Grantville to deliver pizzas to the Hershey Medical Center. “They were all so grateful for some comforting food and we were thrilled and honored to be able to provide them with a meal to show our gratitude for what they’re doing,” she added.

The Carlisle office is working with Miseno’s Risto Pub to deliver pizza and subs over several weekends to Cumberland Goodwill EMS in Carlisle and Yellow Breeches EMS in Mt. Holly Springs, according to Christian Boegel, sales director.

The 220+ agents in offices located in Colonial Park/Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Hershey, Lancaster, Paxtang, Shrewsberry and York have raised money for this endeavor and continue to do so. Their next goal is to raise funds for the Lancaster County Food Bank, which is being hard hit during the pandemic.

“We’re happy to be doing something good for people who are on the front lines, even if it’s just giving them one good meal,” Hoppel added.

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