Dale Sorensen Real Estate sales agent Lori Davis donates lunches to Indian River County 911 Dispatchers

VERO BEACH FL/APRIL 2020 – They’re the first voice that someone hears when they call for emergency response, but no-one ever sees them or knows their names.  They’re 911 Dispatchers and they’re reason that help arrives during an often times scary or critical situation.  On Wednesday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office’s Public Safety Dispatch Unit opened their doors to a surprise, and some much-deserved recognition, with a free lunch.

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) agent Lori Davis organized the show of support and worked with Chef Scot Varricchio from the Citrus Grill to package and distribute twenty-four boxed lunches to the dispatchers. Davis paid for the lunches while DSRE provided each dispatcher with a coffee mug.  Included in the lunches were thank you notes written by children of friends and family members.

“I felt like I had to do something in these unsettling times.  When I heard about what these amazing ladies do on a daily basis, regardless of the Covid-19 situation, I jumped at the opportunity to show my gratitude,” said Davis.  “My first thought was to contact Chef Varricchio at Citrus Grill to prepare the lunches. His response was an immediate yes!  I knew I wasn’t the only one feeling this way and asked my best friends with school age children if they would write a thank you note to the 911 ladies as well.  I had an overwhelming response of twenty-four thank you notes in 24 hours!  This is a time where families, friends and neighbors are joining together to thank all those who make our lives better and safer.  I am proud to live in a community that is so giving and to work with a company like Dale Sorensen Real Estate that supports us in all that we do.”

The response from the 911 Dispatchers was heartfelt.  “I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing lunch and gifts you brought us today,” said Robyn Candarini, Administrator, Public Safety Dispatch Unit, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. “The food was delicious and we just loved the cups.”

Candarini added that the dispatchers were really touched by the cards that the children wrote. “We would love to do something for the children that wrote the cards, they were so precious and we were truly moved!”


Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc.

The entire Dale Sorensen Real Estate family remains committed to working hard for our clients and extending support for our community. Our associates and staff are adapting to maintain the level of service our clients deserve. We are still taking listings, writing contracts and working with mortgage, title and insurance companies to ensure safe transactions. Our team remains available by phone, email and/or text so please do not hesitate to contact us.

DSRE has been closely monitoring this ever changing situation and will follow all precautions outlined by the CDC. We have been consulting with our clients to do what is in their best interest and will continue to show homes, with the approval of the seller, as long as this is
in compliance with state or local guidance.

In the past 42 years, we, along with the rest of Florida’s Treasure Coast, have endured great obstacles. As we have done before, we will work together to overcome and grow from this shared experience. We are committed to continuing our business during these uncertain times and are working together as a family, company and community to support each other.

Finally, thank you to all the essential employees and businesses that are working tirelessly to keep our community healthy and safe.