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Fairway Foundation Update
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in conjunction with the Fairway Foundation, their 501c3 not-for-profit arm, has given away 22 mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan in the last 20 months nationally. On Long Island, two homes will be awarded to purple heart veteran recipients wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan through the joint efforts of the Office of the Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, and the Fairway Foundation. Please find attached the flyer for our upcoming benefit concert on September 28th.
We are thankful for the outpouring of community support. Eastern Boces for the music production, the John W. Engeman theatre for providing us with the venue for the benefit concert, SoLuna Studios, the Rotary of the Ronkonkomas, the Suffolk County Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center for their support, and especially Tim & Janet Scherer for allowing us to announce our initiative at the “I Did the Grid” race in honor of their son Cpl. Chris Scherer who lost his life in Iraq. [LINK]
On July 23rd, we were also honored to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony of Fairway Market, an unrelated corporation, in Lake Grove, their first store in Suffolk County. Besides bringing 200 jobs to the community, Fairway Market announced their ongoing support of our VeteransHomeGiveaway.org initiative.
In addition, we hope to bring attention to the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that many of our returning veterans endure with the release of the song “The Reason I Breathe”. Open auditions were held in August in search of a veteran to sing the song and the winners will be singing the finale at the concert. 100% of all proceeds from the events and sale of the song will go towards the home give away locally. “What we raise here, stays here.™”
“It is our distinct honor to work with and support individuals that are truly committed to our local wounded veterans, and we salute their transparency, passion and dedication”. John J. Cooney, Commander, Northport American Legion Post 694. “What the Fairway Foundation is doing for our returning veterans is one of the most generous and heartfelt endeavors that any organization can do, and as a combat wounded veteran it is greatly appreciated.” Bruce Brenner, Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1469. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Sponsorship opportunities are available and the concert will be televised live via the internet by MadHouseTV. Join us on September 28th as we let our voices be heard in support of our veterans.
Regards, Rosemarie Kluepfel
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. has helped thousands of active military personnel and veterans purchase homes throughout the country. This National mortgage lender promotes core values, team work and an appreciation for the sacrifices our military personnel has endured and continues to endure in the name of freedom. In 2013, Fairway awarded 13 veterans wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan, mortgage free homes.
Funds were raised through the donations and fund raising efforts of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.’s 1600 plus employees throughout 46 states in an effort to give back to the Veteran community. The Fairway Foundation, the 501c3 not for profit arm of Fairway, works in conjunction with other not for profit organizations to acquire a local distressed property which is then renovated to accommodate the wounded veteran, and the family is provided with three years of financial counseling.
Lieutenant Sean Parnell, co-author of the NY Times best seller Outlaw Platoon is the national spokesman for the project to assist these returning wounded veterans. Sean’s story of survival touched the hearts of the Fairway family, and three members of the Outlaw Platoon; Gordon Campbell, Rob Pinholt and Kyle Lewis have all gone on to become employees at Fairway.
Together each of us can make a difference Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-881-5110 today to find out how to donate or become a sponsor.
Supporting Our Veterans
On May 24th, Fairway teamed up with yet another Veteran support not for profit organization at the 7th annual “I Did the Grid” race in memory of Corporal Chris Scherer who lost his life on July 21, 2007 in Iraq. This year’s event will featured the debut of The Reason I Breathe a song which brings to light the need for on going support for our veterans. Rosemarie Kluepfel, Fairway team member, wrote the song after a speaking engagement at the VA in Northport. “There was a sadness in their eyes that haunted me. Many are struggling and some are coping with invisible wounds, post-traumatic stress.” 100% of the profits from the sale of the CD will go towards awarding wounded veterans a mortgage-free home on Long Island.
The Fairway Foundation supports our troops …and so can you!
This video is from the benefit concert held at the John W. Engeman Theater, Northport, NY
Sunday, September 28, 2014
1757 Veterans Highway, Suite 12, Islandia, NY 11749