VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees from Veterans United Home Loans of Hampton Roads made the rounds this week, surprising five local charities with $10,000 each. The donations were part of Veterans United Foundation's national Week of Giving campaign in which more than $1 million will be given to charities across the country between now and the end of the year.
"Enhancing lives and giving back to our local communities is center to our values," said Aaron Giarrana, branch manager of Veterans United Home Loans of Hampton Roads. "Our employees are excited about supporting these local organizations that show an incredible amount of care and passion. Over the years, we've gotten to know these organizations, and supporting them brings us a deeper meaning to our work here at Veterans United."
The recipients included: Vanguard Landing, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Connect With a Wish, Navy SEAL Foundation and Roc Solid Foundation.
The Week of Giving Campaign kicked off on May 8 in San Antonio. Each week during the campaign, $50,000 is given by employees from a different Veterans United location to five local charities of their choice. The campaign will wrap up the week of Dec. 18 in Clarksville, Tenn.
More than 90 percent of employees of Veterans United donate at least one percent of their paychecks to the foundation, the philanthropic division of the company. Because of employee contributions, the foundation has raised more than $30 million since 2011. In addition to giving money to charitable organizations, the foundation also provides financial assistance to Veterans and their families.
Earlier this year, Veterans United was recognized as No. 3 on the 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back list by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Veterans United Foundation donated more than $6.6 million to charities and organizations in 2016 alone.
About Veterans United Foundation
Veterans United Foundation is supported entirely by the employees of Veterans United Home Loans. The foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide, by supporting nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities and honor the sacrifices of those who served our country. It also provides individual donations to current and former military members in need. More than $30 million has been raised since its founding in 2011. Learn more at EnhanceLives.com
About Veterans United Home Loans of Hampton Roads
Veterans United Home Loans of Hampton Roads is located in Virginia Beach, Va., serving active duty and veterans throughout the Hampton Roads area. Veterans United Home Loans of Hampton Roads is also the proud sponsor of the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach.
VeteransUnited.com | 1-800-884-5560 | 1400 Veterans United Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 | NMLS ID #1907 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). A VA approved lender; Not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Equal Opportunity Lender. Mortgage Research Center, LLC. Branch Manager Aaron Giarrana NMLS 266225.
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