FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE TO PRESENT MILITARY VETERAN AND PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT WITH MORTGAGE-FREE HOME
Indianapolis, IN – November 5, 2013 – Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, one of the country’s largest mortgage companies, has once again joined forces with the Boot Campaign and the Military Warriors Support Foundation, non-profit organizations supporting returning American military troops, to sponsor a “mortgage free” home to a wounded military veteran.
Sergeant First Class Gordon Campbell III was presented with a mortgage-free home during Fairway’s Home Giveaway Week. In the week leading up to Veteran’s Day, Fairway will present four mortgage-free homes in four days.
Campbell is the first recipient during Fairway’s Home Giveaway Week and the tenth recipient to date, where a wounded Veteran that Fairway has honored with the American dream of homeownership, without the obligation of a mortgage or mortgage payments. Overall, thirteen mortgage-free home presentations will have been sponsored by Fairway before Veteran’s Day on November 11, 2013.
Campbell joined the Army to serve his country. January, 2006, six weeks before Campbell’s second deployment to Afghanistan, he and his wife had their first child. He did not come home from this deployment until May of 2007. During this deployment, he received a Purple Heart for receiving shrapnel to his arms and an ARCOM with valor for taking over an M2 .50 caliber machine gun when the gunner was injured, which in turn stopped the advance of enemy forces.
“I deployed under (Ret) CPT Sean Parnell, who wrote Outlaw Platoon, a book about our time spent in Paktika Province,” said Campbell, who continued, “ I have the deepest respect for Sean, and am glad to call him not just my friend, but my brother. “
Campbell’s injuries have caused him to have severe, chronic headaches and a blast from an explosive device, caused a tear in his left shoulder and also a tear and shifting of discs in his lower back.
Married for 10 years to wife Sara, Campbell now has two daughters, Lydia and Hannah and plans to attend college.
Campbell was presented with the mortgage-free home following a Fairway Independent Mortgage “Boot Camp” event held in Indianapolis, IN, designed to train local mortgage professionals and real estate agents on how to 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 equip housing professionals to handle with care the home purchase needs of active duty and former military clients.
“Gordon Campbell is a true American hero and we are grateful for his service,” said Louise Thaxton, Fairway’s Military Mortgage Director who presented Campbell with the “key” to his mortgage-free home. “He has sacrificed so much for his country. He, like many other Americans who have put their lives on the line, deserves a chance at homeownership. Our Boot Camp events were created to help them realize that dream.”
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 over a 12-month period 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.
After acquiring distressed properties from financial institutions, the Military Warriors Support Foundation uses funds provided by Fairway to provide accommodations and modifications for the specific heroes. In addition to the home, the families receive three years of family and financial mentoring. Combat wounded veterans or unmarried Gold Star spouses of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom are encouraged to apply for a mortgage-free home by visiting www.militarywarriors.org/openhomes.
About Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Founded in 1996 by Steve Jacobson and Dean Anderson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage banker headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The company has 170 locations and approximately 1,600 employees nationwide. The corporate vision is to foster relationships and create a team atmosphere, empowering offices to operate autonomously in their day-to-day operations, while still maintaining strict compliance and consistency across the board. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation provides all necessary support in the areas of personnel, accounting and compliance. For more information, please visit www.FairwayIndependentMC.com.
Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by Lt. General, Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret), in 2007. Their Mission is to provide support for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it is the foundations goal to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition. These programs include home donation, academic and employment assistance, as well as recreational activities.
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