Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation has embraced their commitment to support U.S. active military and veterans with a dedication to serving those who serve with excellence. In celebration of Veterans Day, Fairway branch offices nationwide will be honoring active and retired military during Fairway’s home-giveaway week, in which Fairway will be presenting four mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors. The homes will be awarded in conjunction with four Fairway “Boot Camp” events held around the country in the days leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
“The four veterans receiving mortgage-free homes in November are all American heroes,” said Louise Thaxton, military mortgage director of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. “By presenting these men with keys to their new homes, Fairway is expressing its gratitude for their military service. The fact that we will award the mortgage-free homes just ahead of Veteran’s Day is timely, and makes the events even more significant. ”
Fairway Boot Camp events are designed to train local mortgage professionals and real estate agents on how to best help active U.S. military service members and veterans overcome their unique challenges to buying a home. Fairway’s Military Mortgage Specialist (MMS) and Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) certification programs train housing professionals to pay careful attention to the home purchase needs of active duty and retired military customers. To date, Fairway has trained more than 1,500 professionals nationwide under their MMS and CMRS programs.
Boot Camp spokesman and NY Times best-selling author Sean Parnell is an advocate for Fairway’s programs and plays an integral role in the Boot Camps and home-giveaway presentations. Parnell, a retired Army Ranger and Purple Heart recipient, wrote the best-selling novel Outlaw Platoon about his experiences serving for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.
One of the recipients of the mortgage-free homes was a member of Parnell’s “Outlaw Platoon” army unit and is featured in the book. Decorated Army Veteran Gordon Campbell, his wife and their two daughters will be in their new, mortgage-free home in Muncie, Indiana before the holidays. “I can’t think of a more deserving recipient than Gordon, who is truly an American hero. This mortgage-free home, an extraordinarily generous gift, will forever change his family’s life. I’m thrilled to take part in presenting him the key to their new home,” said Parnell.
Fairway Independent Mortgage is a proud supporter of the American military and has helped thousands of active military personnel and veterans nationwide buy homes. Fairway employees have pledged several hundred thousand dollars in donations to help provide mortgage-free homes to veterans in association with the Boot Campaign, a non-profit organization supporting returning American military troops, and made possible through the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program.
“'Commitment to Serve' is a Fairway core value and our employees have demonstrated an extraordinary degree of support for our military men and women,” said Fairway CEO Steve Jacobson.
Fairway Independents Mortgage's Sean Parnell and Louise Thaxton