Betty Gambino’s Legacy of Service: Celebrating National Volunteer Month

Posted on 04/02/24 by Jessyca Sosa

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Betty Gambino’s story began in the heart of New York City's vibrant Bronx borough where she lived until she moved to suburban Long Island to raise her four children. In 1997, Betty and her family relocated to Florida, where she worked for American Express. Upon her retirement, Betty found her true calling – a dedication to service and advocacy that would define her path for years to come.

Betty wasted no time in channeling her energy into issues she was passionate about. Fueled by a deep-seated belief in the need for healthcare reform in the United States, she began volunteering with AARP Florida. With a commitment to understanding the intricacies of healthcare policy, Betty immersed herself in the nuances of Obamacare, becoming a beacon of knowledge within her community. Armed with insights and a passion for change, she embarked on a mission to educate and empower seniors, advocating for their rights and well-being.

But Betty's contributions to her community extended far beyond healthcare advocacy. Over the course of 15 years volunteering with AARP, she seized every opportunity to make a difference. From attending presidential debates to throwing out the first pitch at a Miami Marlins game, Betty embraced each experience with unwavering enthusiasm. Through her involvement in initiatives spanning fraud prevention, advocacy, tax assistance, and driver safety, she forged deep connections with fellow volunteers, forming lifelong friendships rooted in shared passions and a commitment to making a difference.

In addition to her work with AARP, Betty's compassionate spirit led her to become involved with a multitude of other organizations, each representing a cause close to her heart. Whether lending her support to the LGBTQ+ community at the Pride Center, standing in solidarity with veterans, or advocating for accessibility through her involvement with SAGE and Broward NBA, Betty's continues to make a social impact. And in her spare time, she remains an active member of the League of Women Voters, championing civic engagement and social justice with unwavering dedication.

For Betty, AARP isn't just an organization – it's a lifeline, a community, and a source of purpose and fulfillment. Through her tireless dedication and unwavering commitment to service, Betty has not only transformed the lives of those she serves but has also found profound meaning and fulfillment in giving back to her community. As she reflects on her journey, spanning six decades and countless acts of kindness, Betty remains grateful for the opportunity to make a difference and looks forward to continuing her legacy of service for years to come.

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