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Vito A. Pampalona’s NAR

April 15, 2013
2012 NAR Finalist!

2012 NAR Finalist!

Click the link below to watch Vito A. Pampalona’s 2012 NAR Finalist Video and find out what the Yellow Ribbon Fund is all about.

Congratulations Vito!

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6th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Charity Golf Outing is Monday, August 5th!

April 15, 2013

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Charity Golf Outing in Rochester, Michigan.

Sign-up your foursome fast because space is limited to only 36 teams.  We have a number of new sponsorship opportunities this year including an exclusive Golf Jacket Sponsor.  Make sure you check out the brochure!

If you would like more information, please call Karen Head at (248) 652-2000.  This event is a huge success every year because of our wonderful volunteers and sponsors.  If you would like to donate an item for our auction or raffle just let us know.

2013 YRF Golf Outing Brochure

YRF Credit Card Authorization

5th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing is this coming Monday, August 6th At NOON!!!

July 30, 2012

Hi there! Hope everyone is looking forward to the 5th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing in Rochester this coming Monday, August 6th. Just a quick reminder that it is a 12:00 shotgun start this year and leave enough time to get around the Main Street Makeover in Rochester. Below is a link to the website so can see updated construction information.

http://www.downtownrochestermi.com/events/main-street-makeover/Main Street Makeover

Registration Is Now Open

May 1, 2012

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Charity Golf Outing in Rochester, Michigan.  In years past, this fantastic outing has been the second Monday of August.  But this year it will be Monday, August 6th and the Shotgun Start is at Noon.

Sign-up your foursome fast because space is limited to only 36 teams.  We have a number of new sponsorship opportunities this year including an exclusive Golf Shirt Sponsor.  Make sure you check out the brochure!

If you would like more information, please call Karen Head at (248) 652-2000.  This event is a huge success every year because of our wonderful volunteers and sponsors.  If you would like to donate an item for our auction or raffle just let us know.

2012 YRF Golf Outing Brochure

2012 YRF Credit Card Authorization

“Main Street Makeover” starts in downtown Rochester

April 3, 2012

The city of Rochester is getting a “Main Street Makeover”. The $7.6 million project will reconstruct one-half mile of Rochester Road(M-150) between the Paint Creek and Clinton River bridges.

Over the years, the road has deteriorated because of the heavy volume of truck traffic. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has determined that reconstruction is the only option to fix the road.
Upon completion, it will be 25-30 years before any substantial repairs will have to be made to Main Street.

The project will include sidewalk replacement, upgraded traffic signals and utility upgrades.

The streetscape will be completely rebuilt, including new exposed aggregate sidewalks, LED light poles (in the current hook & bell style), street trees, additional plantings, new benches and stamped concrete crosswalks. New water lines will be installed, replacing a water main from the 1890’s.

The makeover begins in early April and is expected to be completed in mid November.

Here’s what you need to know to make the commute easier:

Rochester Road will be closed to traffic between 2nd Street and University Drive from mid-May to late August.

Traffic will be detoured to local streets in each direction. All detours will be clearly posted as the construction slightly changes during  the next six months.

During the makeover, all downtown businesses are open. Pedestrian traffic will be directed through the back entrances and alleys.

“Main Street Makeover” starts in downtown Rochester.

Uncle Vito’s Christmas Parties Were A Huge Success

December 26, 2011

The Yellow Ribbon Funds’s generous donors filled Santa’s pack with presents and delicious holiday treats for hundreds and hundreds of wounded service members and their families, like 10-month-old Gabriel Kurtz. Then our hard-working volunteers helped Santa deliver it all to no less than five holiday parties at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir — including our signature holiday event, Uncle Vito’s Christmas Party.

YRF board member Vito Pampalona celebrated his eighth year of bringing holiday cheer to the injured by throwing not one, but TWO parties — at the new Walter Reed in Bethesda, Md., and (for the first time!) at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Those two parties alone drew more than 300 patients, 200 family members and caregivers, and 100-plus children.

Good Neighbor Vito Pampalona: Healing Their Wounds

November 3, 2011

Good Neighbor Vito Pampalona: Healing Their Wounds.  (Click here to see the video.)

This year the National Association of Realtors’ annual Good Neighbor Award goes to our very own Vito A. Pampalona — YRF board member, Ambassador Program chairman, Vietnam veteran, and A+ volunteer! Vito, a Realtor and broker with Vito Anthony Homes in Rochester, Mich., is one of only five winners nationwide.

The award comes with a $10,000 donation plus a $2,000 Lowe’s gift card, all for the winner’s favorite charity. As far as Vito’s concerned, that’s the Yellow Ribbon Fund, of course! The $10-grand comes on top of the nearly $500,000 Vito has already raised or donated to help injured service members and their families since 2003.

Known as “Uncle Vito” to Walter Reed staff and patients, he has made sure that recovering service members have workout clothes, a pantry full of healthy snacks, movies to watch, and a collection of books and audio books. Plus, every year he throws a Christmas party for hundreds of injured service members and their families at Walter Reed, and now Fort Belvoir, too. Thank you, Vito, and congratulations!