SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BluFi Lending, a direct lender for home loans, celebrated the company's recent growth by making July "Kids Count Month." BluFi's charitable outreach program BluFi Cares chose two well known children's organizations to sponsor this month. On July 21, BluFi held a family barbeque benefiting Rady Children's Hospital. BluFi also donated $3,000 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of San Diego to help grant the organization's 3,000th wish.
BluFi executives recognized the efforts made at Rady Children's Hospital to care for the most seriously ill and fragile children. Based on Rady's wish list for most desired items, BluFi held a toy drive at its company picnic, gathering 636 toys. The toys were delivered to children receiving care at the hospital's cancer unit.
BluFi also donated $3,000 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of San Diego to help grant the organization's 3,000th wish at a Padre's baseball game on July 21. BluFi Lending President and CEO John Lee was on hand to help grant wish kid Khadji Hunt's wish to have his very own backyard basketball court. Hunt is considered to have "status epilepticus," a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure. Having his own basketball court will allow Hunt to work toward his dream of becoming a professional basketball player and relieve stresses of daily life.
Chris Sichel, Make-a-Wish president and CEO, said, "Without our volunteers and sponsors like BluFi Lending there would be no wishes. Khadji's wish represents all of our amazing wishes and embodies the hope, strength and joy that is the foundation of our mission."
BluFi Cares is a volunteer committee of BluFi Lending employees. Throughout the year, the committee selects organizations to support through donations and volunteerism. Previous organizations BluFi has supported include San Diego Food Bank, The Angel's Depot, Wounded Warrior Project, and Dress for Success.
"We created our BluFi Cares program because we feel helping our community is part of being a responsible business," said John Lee. "Just like our commitment to deliver transparent responsible lending to our customers, we have a duty to our community to support organizations like these that truly make a difference every day."
As a direct lender, BluFi has had significant growth in 2012 to support consumer demand for home loans. With mortgage rates at record lows, BluFi has opened two new branch offices in Mission Valley, San Diego, and Walnut Creek, California to handle the increased volume. To see if they qualify for a home loan, consumers can visit www.BluFi.com or call 1-800-644-7779.
About BluFi Lending
BluFi Lending, based in Carlsbad, California, is one of the fastest growing direct lenders in California. For homeowners looking for a home loan for purchase, or to save money with a home loan refinance, BluFi provides a refreshingly different approach to getting a loan through its efficient paperless process and transparent, responsible lending practices. BluFi works with real estate professionals and borrowers to close most home loans within 21 days of a completed application. As a direct lender, BluFi supports the local community and consistently provides competitive rates and fees to save homeowners money by providing immediate pre-approvals over the phone or in person with a licensed Mortgage Banker. BluFi makes the home loan process fast and stress-free. Visit www.BluFi.com or call 800-644-7779.
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