WACO, Texas, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wallick & Volk announced today that they are expanding their charitable outreach in many of the communities they serve. This effort has already begun in West Texas.
The April 17th explosion at a fertilizer plant in West devastated the central Texas community. More than a dozen people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured. Many of those lost were firefighters and first responders. The explosion caused extensive destruction to the surrounding area.
Julie Brinker, Wallick & Volk Branch Manager in Waco Texas, explains "The explosion in West deeply impacted our community; we wanted to help in a significant way." Wallick & Volk joined with the Waco Association of Realtors (WAOR) to raise funds for the victims in West. The WAOR raised over $24,000, with $11,000 coming from Wallick & Volk Mortgage.
The Executive Director of West Long-Term Recovery, Karen Bernsen commented, "These funds will be used to help rebuild West. That may be in the form of assistance to a homeowner who needs just a little bit to cover the gap between FEMA funds and insurance, or it may be going to someone who we can help purchase building materials so the charitable builders can provide the labor. "
Jim Volk, Chairman of Wallick & Volk, added, "We have always been deeply committed to the communities we serve. The tragedy in West Texas and the recent fire outside of Prescott Arizona are both sobering reminders that we must help whenever possible." Volk's sentiments were echoed by CEO Michael Groff who said, "Our clients are our neighbors and our friends. We will be there when our community is in need." Further announcements are expected regarding Wallick & Volk's support of the victims of the Yarnell Fire and other philanthropic work by the mortgage lender.
Wallick & Volk is one of the oldest privately-held mortgage lenders in the Nation. The Waco Branch was recently named "Best of Waco" for the second year in a row by Wacoan Magazine. Based in Cheyenne WY, Wallick & Volk remains committed to the highest standards of customer service, knowledge and integrity. Wallick & Volk has grown in recent years from 5 to 20 branches throughout the western United States. Wallick & Volk has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America. Since 1932 Wallick & Volk has earned its reputation by providing exceptional mortgage education, advice and unparalleled expertise to support their client's objectives. Wallick & Volk offers a wide variety of loan programs including FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA, and more. Wallick & Volk is an Equal Housing Lender. Visit their website at www.wvmb.com.
Inquiries & opportunities:
David Heuermann, Sr. Vice President
WALLICK & VOLK
SOURCE Wallick & Volk, Inc.