Charitable Minded Philly Car Guy, Gary Barbera, Recognizes Veterans on Flag Day

Charitable Minded Philly Car Guy, Gary Barbera, Recognizes Veterans on Flag Day

Charitable-minded Philly Guy Gary Barbera, Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard and His BarberaCares Program are Honored to Join The 13th Annual John DeBella Veterans Radiothon on 102.9 WMGK this Flag Day.

John DeBella, the iconic morning show host of Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK, will again host the Annual Veterans Radiothon. Gary Barbera and His BarberaCares Program will join the Veterans Radiothon at the 8:00 am hour to co-host alongside John DeBella. encouraging listeners to make a donation to help the heroes who have put their lives on the line for our country. Throughout the broadcast local & national celebrities will call-in and stop by to encourage listeners to make donations. The 12-hour fundraiser live broadcast will be fittingly held outside at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall.

Gary Barbera feels honored to participate in this broadcast to raise money for the Veterans Multi Service Center. “It’s our duty to continue honoring our military veterans by providing services to assist these men, women, and their families after their call of duty concludes. The VMC serves those who served. Our contributions are important to keep these programs available. It’s the least we can do to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice.”

The Greater Philadelphia region is blessed to have the non-profit Veteran’s Multi-Service Center located on 4th Street in Philadelphia.The VMC is a centralized facility with dedicated board members such as Jonathan Saidel and Lisa DeBella, volunteers and employees providing necessary assistance to our veterans such as meals, housing, training, opportunities and education, job placement and advancement as well as guidance for filing to receive VA benefits.

The VMC has been selected by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to mentor and guide other non-profit agencies in delivering services to our Veterans because of its experience and established level of excellence in program proficiency.

Last year, the Radiothon collected $190,000 in donations to help our local heroes who have served our country. To make a donation call in during the John Debella’s Veterans Radiothon or visit the websites Jet fra There are also a series of eBay auctions featuring front row tickets and autographed items with artists like: Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steely Dan, ZZ Top, Peter Frampton, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Cheap Trick, Paul Rodgers

Are John De Bella, WMGK Listeners and the Veterans Radiothon the Best? Boy I Guess!

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About Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard and the BarberaCares Programs Proud Recipient of Prestigious Family Business Awards and Corporate Philanthropy as the Region’s Most Charitable Givers

Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard proudly celebrates their 30th anniversary since swinging open the doors showcasing Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep and CPOV vehicles collaborating with it’s own Philadelphia’s Credit Connection- On-Site Instant Auto Credit. Over 1000 Vehicles including 300 Jeeps Cheap at one location. Barbera’s on the Boulevard is recognized by FCA as Philadelphia’s #1 volume dealer in both new and pre-owned vehicles for decades. Getting their start as a Dodge dealer has propelled them to be the #1 Dodge Dealer in six states, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA and WV since the start while receiving Chrysler’s highest accolade JD Power certification.

The Barbera Culture, rooted in the belief that Business Comes Where it is Invited and Stays where it is Well Treated. The Barbera organization hires hospitality and trains talent instilling within every single employee the philosophy of guest hospitality, consistent service, and gratefulness for the client’s most precious gift of their valuable time. Their proudest moments are when they are welcoming back families who have purchased 9-10 cars and who send their friends and family. The biggest compliment is the wonderful thoughtful gift of a referral of family and friends.

The Barbera family credits their parents with instilling the Barbera Culture of Hospitality, Family Values and Work Ethic. Their mother Rita Barbera known to all as “Lovely Rita” was kind, socially conscience, and valued family and hardwork. Their father, Eugene Barbera planted the automotive seed through his business, Palm Auto, a carwash, gas station, auto repair and body shop center located in Fishtown before it bloomed into the sprawling area it is today. The Barbera family would work for their father as children inspired by their father’s work ethic and client satisfaction standards. Their dad said, “Hard work never hurt anyone but Aggravation sure will kill you.”

Honored to be recognized with the prestigious Family Owned Business award for dual accolades; Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard for positively impacting their communities economically and BarberaCares for Community Service Excellence. On the heels of this crowning achievement Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard is recognized alongside industry icons 6ABC, QVC, and Comcast NBCUniversal for Corporate Philanthropy as the region’s most charitable givers.

BarberaCares principles of Support, Enhance, and Inspire lead the way in community service including broadcasting their Don’t Text and Drive Campaign- Keep the Boulevard Safe message to everyone, especially the young. Proud to be the inaugural partner of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Adopt-A-Highway state wide clean up initiative from the ground up, 1000’s of Turkey and Winter Coat hand deliveries to underserved sections of the city such as Strawberry Mansion, massively leading the way in Solar Recycling Cans around the city. Support of Philadelphia’s finest including P.A.L., honoring veterans for their service and sacrifice. Of course 1000’s of individuals, children, families, youth groups, churches and synagogues have been added to the list of those being assisted by BarberaCares over the 3 decades.

Their Philly famous mascot – the Barbera Bear can be seen lending a paw and entertaining during parades and community clean-ups. Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard is also known for where the Stars buy their Cars! It all began with Jim McMahon and Doug Pederson as a young Quarterback in the 90’s with many, many stars in between and after. Now it’s Coach Doug Pederson and he’s been driving Barbera for decades! Now it’s your turn. I would be remiss if I didn’t ask you….Is Barbera the Best…Boy I Guess!