GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 14, 2021 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Award-winning national residential mortgage lender, Homespire Mortgage, is pleased to announce its partnership with the nonprofit organization Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), which builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
HFOT is committed to helping Servicemembers who have been severely injured in the theater of combat since September 11, 2001, by providing ADA compliant, wheelchair accessible homes, helping to restore some of their freedom and independence while enabling them to focus on their family, recovery and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, the organization has built over 320 homes nationwide for Veterans in the communities where they live and work.
As a proud Mission Partner for HFOT, Homespire’s $50,000 donation will help support the organization’s mission of building specially adapted custom homes, including one currently being built in Poolesville, Md. for Army Sergeant Emmanuel (Manny) Melendez-Diaz, a Veteran who uses a wheelchair due to a leg amputation. SGT Melendez-Diaz and his wife Natibel are ecstatic about the financial independence and peace of mind their specially constructed house will provide, including full wheelchair access to the yard and kitchen, which will remove many of the daily obstacles the Veteran faces in his present home. Homespire recently participated in HFOT’s December 4th Volunteer Day event for SGT Melendez-Diaz’s new home, in which company volunteers worked together to lay the landscape around his future home. Homespire will also attend the final Key Ceremony slated for late January to join in officially welcoming the couple to their new home.
“We are honored to have Homespire Mortgage as a Mission Partner,” said Tom Landwermeyer, President/CEO at Homes For Our Troops. “Enthusiasm and support of companies like Homespire Mortgage help advance our important mission of Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives.”
“We are honored to support HFOT in its mission to help restore freedom and independence for our nation’s most severely injured Veterans, empowering them to rebuild their lives,” said Michael Rappaport, President of Homespire Mortgage. “We are tremendously grateful to those who sacrificed so much for us. As mortgage professionals, we understand the significance of finding the perfect home, and through our partnership with HFOT, we are thankful for the opportunity to support Veterans like SGT. Melendez-Diaz make that dream a reality.”
About Homes For Our Troops (HFOT)
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar spent has gone to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
About Homespire Mortgage Corp.
Homespire Mortgage is an award-winning mortgage lender, proudly operating across 42 states with the mission of guiding and supporting homebuyers to responsibly and affordably finance their dream of homeownership. As an Equal Housing Lender and approved seller and servicer with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Homespire has been helping open the doors to ownership for thousands of homebuyers since 2006 by simplifying the mortgage process and providing affordable mortgage and loan options, while delivering an exemplary customer experience.
Homespire has been named to the Inc. 5000’s List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the past three years, as well as one of the “Best Mortgage Companies to Work for” by National Mortgage News for the last two years. For more information, please visit www.homespiremortgage.com, and follow Homespire Mortgage on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
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Originally posted on Business Wire.