Westchester Real Estate, Inc., Backs Luncheon For Bridge Fund

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Gail Fattizzi, left, Executive Director of Westchester Real Estate, Inc., and Debra Budetti, member of Westchester Real Estate, Inc., show holiday gifts purchased for The Bridge Fund family. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Westchester Real Estate, Inc. participated in a fund-raising luncheon in New York City to support The Bridge Fund of Westchester, a local non-profit, in its mission to prevent homelessness.

The luncheon was hosted by WoMen in Relocation, a trade group of relocation and real estate professionals, in which Westchester Real Estate, Inc. members Gail Fattizzi and Debra Budetti are active. 

Fattizzi was instrumental in introducing WoMen in Relocation to The Bridge Fund four years ago when the fund was selected to be the recipient of money raised at the group’s annual holiday lunch. This year’s holiday event raised more than $3,000 for the organization. 

The Bridge Fund’s work is supported strictly through private donations. The fund's primary mission is to prevent homelessness for households experiencing short-term financial crises, keeping them in their existing housing until they can once again stabilize their situations.

Westchester Real Estate, Inc. also sponsored a family for the holidays that was assisted this year by The Bridge Fund.  The family, victims of domestic abuse, had to relocate for their safety, leaving their home and belongings to start a new life. 

Members of Westchester Real Estate, Inc. donated bedding for all family members, jeans & sneakers for the three children, kitchen essentials, and toys so that the family could have a joyful holiday celebration.

Westchester Real Estate, Inc.’s next effort to support The Bridge Fund will be a networking & wine tasting event to be held at G. Griffin Wine & Spirits in Rye.  Participants will each be asked to make a minimum $10 donation for their tasting glass, with all money collected going directly to The Bridge Fund.

Westchester Real Estate, Inc. is a membership organization of leading independently-owned real estate companies.  Members include:  Billingsley Realty in Katonah, Bronxville-Ley Real Estate in Bronxville, ERA Insite Realty in White Plains & Bronxville, Four Seasons Real Estate Center in Mount Vernon, J. Philip Real Estate in Briarcliff Manor, Peter J. Riolo Real Estate in Hastings-on-Hudson, Platinum Drive Realty in Scarsdale, Stiefvater Real Estate in Pelham, Tri-Crest Realty in Eastchester, and a New York City affiliate, with corporate offices in Eastchester.

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