All of us know celebrity Kathie Lee Gifford, television host, singer, songwriter, actress and author.
Many of us know Philanthropist George Shinn, a long-time supporter of The Source, who was a Vero Beach resident and the former owner of the NBA Charlotte Hornets, as well as minor league baseball and semi-professional football teams.
And in our own backyard of Vero Beach is Anthony “Tony” Zorbaugh, the Executive Director of The Source, a local non-profit that provides critical care for physical, spiritual, civic and social need for the poor and the homeless. Under Zorbaugh’s leadership, he and his team offer an unlimited and untiring belief in helping others improve the quality of their lives.
These three different people from different lives and lifestyles are drawn together with the same belief; that is…a belief in faith has no boundaries. This faith is what helps them lead each day to make a difference for others; helping to provide basic needs, answering calls for help in times of crisis and offering love…all in whatever way it unfolds for each of them. Most of the time, they don’t know who they are wishing this for, but in the end, this is how these three people live their lives. And, it’s what makes them complete.
When Shinn turned to his friend Kathie Lee to share his impressions of The Source, she quickly endorsed Zorbaugh’s efforts for The Source, jumping on board with support for both the organization and its leadership. Her offer was to produce a video-taped message that will be used widely by The Source to help spread the word of what is being done to help others.
“Thank you Tony for what you are doing to help feed people, cloth them, hold them and love them,” Gifford states in her video message.
Shinn operates the George Shinn Foundation dedicated to helping people in need by furthering the work of churches, ministries, missionaries and non-profit organizations. “It’s my way to extend our resources to help others,” Shin expresses.
“I adhere to three intrinsic principals, “Zorbaugh shares. “Food is a tool to empower minds, build communities and strengthen the body and soul; to offer the right tools and support to bring about positive change; and to present real solutions for long-term sustainability. Combine this with my faith in God and it has a trickle down affect for everyone who walks through our front door.”
“Tony you are doing a great job for the homeless,” Gifford concludes. “And I know that the Lord knows the good you are doing as his faithful loyal servant.”