SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Prospect Mortgage, LLC, one of the nation's largest independent mortgage lenders, is a national partner of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), and announced it will be participating in HFOT's social media campaign happening on Flag Day, June 14. The inaugural #FlyYourFlag social media campaign is being launched by HFOT, a nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for Veterans who were severely injured post September 11, 2001.
Prospect is a committed national partner to Homes for Our Troops and makes a monetary donation to HFOT for every VA loan funded.
Participants in the #FlyYourFlag campaign will post 'selfies' and other photos that display their patriotism and the American Flag. For anyone wishing to participate, posts should include the hashtags #FlyYourFlag and #HFOT to raise awareness and donations to further the mission of HFOT. The campaign will be promoted across all of HFOT's social channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
"The goal of Homes for Our Troops is to help these Veterans to rebuild their lives," said Doug Long, Prospect's President, National Lending. "This display of patriotism on Flag Day is a great way to acknowledge the sacrifice and bravery of our Veterans."
The VA estimates that nearly 2,000 service members have returned from Afghanistan and Iraq with injuries so severe that they require a specially adapted home. HFOT's average cost to construct each specially adapted home nationwide runs $430,000.
"We are encouraging everyone, from our employees to Veterans to snap their best 'selfie' and post it to their social page to help get Flag Day campaign trending," added Long. "This gesture aims to honor the men and women who have served in our nation's military."
Learn more about the #FlyYourFlag movement and how you can get involved by visiting https://flyyourflag.myhfotusa.org.
This year alone, Prospect Mortgage has donated approximately $85,000 to the organization. Along with the ongoing monetary donation, Prospect regularly attends events or volunteers for Homes for Our Troops. Employees have attended groundbreaking ceremonies of homes being built for Veterans, participated in volunteer days to help landscape homes and key ceremonies to see the keys of a new home being handed to a Veteran.
About Prospect Mortgage
Headquartered in Sherman Oaks, CA, Prospect Mortgage is one of the largest independent residential retail mortgage lenders in the United States. It is a leading lender offering a full range of quality home loans, including FHA and VA, conventional, jumbo and super jumbo, renovation and more. It is backed by Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management and offices in Chicago, Baltimore and Miami. Read more about Prospect Mortgage at www.MyProspectMortgage.com. Visit Prospect on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MyProspectMtg, follow us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/210658 and follow the company on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ProspectMortgage and www.facebook.com/ProspectMortgageDirect.
About Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its founding in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to HFOT has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
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