Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation, one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage bankers and brokers, is donating its corporate jet and pilot to support Veterans Airlift Command, an organization that provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.
Recently, Allied Home Mortgage pilot Don Palmer transported a wounded Iraq War veteran roundtrip from Colorado Springs, Colo. to Kingsville, Texas aboard Allied’s Citation CE-560 aircraft. The purpose of the trip was to allow the former soldier to visit his military unit in Texas, boosting his morale, as well as that of his former comrades. The veteran had been medically retired after being wounded by multiple improvised explosive devices (IED’s) during his two tours of duty in Iraq. The mission took approximately 10 hours at a total cost of $28,000 to Allied Home Mortgage.
“Don brought this organization to my attention, and I am proud for Allied to help them with these missions,” said Jim Hodge, chief executive officer of Allied Home Mortgage. “The men and women serving in our armed services—as well as their families—have sacrificed so much for all of us. I think it is just wonderful that Veterans Airlift Command is working to help them connect with loved ones and travel to get the medical treatment and rehabilitation services they need. There are several other missions on the calendar we are looking to support. I see this as a long-term relationship on our part.”
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