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.
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Homespire employees volunteer in partnership with Homes For Our Troops to landscape Army SGT Melendez-Diaz’s new home. (Photo: Business Wire)
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 …….