Community Involvement

Hoping to embody his spirit of selflessness, Sal believes that charity work is not a peripheral concern for us; it must be integral to our beings.

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Place of Hope

Place of Hope is the largest state-licensed, faith-based family style children’s organization in the region. Their mission is to provide stable and loving family environments for children and youth and their families. The organization provides emergency and long-term foster care, family outreach and intervention, maternity care, safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking, transitional housing and support services for youth aging out of foster care, and much more. Place of Hope has a special place in Sal’s heart. He and his wife fostered and adopted their son Will through this organization.

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 Organizations Sal Supports:

Jimmy Martello Foundation

In addition to the long-established charities with which he works, Sal co-founded an organization to honor a friend. “If it needs to be given, give it; if it needs to be loved, love it; if it needs to be done, do it.” That was the credo of Jimmy Martello, a great father, friend, and role model. Jimmy died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, but Sal keeps Jimmy’s spirit alive through the Jimmy Martello Foundation, founded in his honor.

The Jimmy Martello foundation has helped fund an organization called, Stephy’s Place. Stephy’s Place was founded by Sheila Martello: widow of Jimmy Martello. Stephy’s Place is a support center for grief and loss. They have 35 locations across the country and help around 400 people a week who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

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