Embrace Home Loans’ Employees “Pay It Forward” for the Holidays – a Culture of Giving Back to the Community

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From care packages to 5K’s, Embrace Home Loans’ employees are getting involved in the community this holiday season. Most companies are charitable, but what makes Embrace Home Loans stand out is its corporate commitment to encourage their employees not only to give, but to actively participate in each employee’s local community.

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The Embrace Home Loans Timonium office supported The Cool Kids Campaign at the 2013 Color Run in Baltimore, MD.

I know it might not be much to all of us, but the couple of hours I spent with these families yesterday – people who only care about keeping their child alive despite all the odds – reminded me of what we have to be thankful for this holiday.

“We have a culture that most in business and especially in the mortgage business would find difficult to believe…a culture in which we pay employees to volunteer in the community rather than come to work, a culture in which we match employee charitable contributions. Embrace and its generous employees have given more than $20 million for charity over the last 25 years,” commented David Ratti, Branch Manager of Embrace Home Loans Timonium office.

The Timonium office volunteered at the 2013 Color Run in Baltimore to support The Cool Kids Campaign, a cause that David Ratti supports year round. Ratti and his team manned the Purple section shooting purple-dyed cornstarch at 5K runners as they passed by. The Color Run is an event management company that works with local charities like The Cool Kids Campaign helping to increase cause awareness. As mentioned on The Color Run official website, the goal is “to help shine a light on important issues." Chris Federico, the President and Co-Founder of The Cool Kids Campaign added that Ratti and his team’s “contributions and involvement from events like Color Run and Baltimore Running Festival to coming into the office to create care packages for the children, show how much they care for the community and we hope it encourages other organizations/branches of Embrace to get involved with us.”

In addition to the Color Run event, The Timonium office also teamed up with The Cool Kids Campaign by delivering holiday care packages to families who have children with cancer. Genna Wittstadt Hoy, a Loan Officer Assistant from the Timonium Embrace Home Loans’ branch, shared, “I know it might not be much to all of us, but the couple of hours I spent with these families yesterday – people who only care about keeping their child alive despite all the odds – reminded me of what we have to be thankful for this holiday.”

Embrace Home Loans actively encourages community outreach by matching charitable donations made by employees, and investing in a Volunteer Hours Program. “Dave and his team well epitomize our corporate passion – to make a positive impact in the lives of others. We see this in their continual investment in our employees, our customers and our communities. I am personally inspired by the care our Timonium office extends to others... and proud to corporately support their efforts” shared Embrace Home Loans’ President, Kurt Noyce.

ABOUT Embrace Home Loans
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Newport, RI, Embrace Home Loans is a direct lender for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, approved by FHA and VA, and is an issuer for Ginnie Mae. A member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA), Embrace Home Loans is an Equal Housing Lender and an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau. Additionally, Embrace Home Loans has been recognized for its excellence in the workplace and devotion to community service through numerous local and national awards, reflecting the lender’s commitment to its strong values and outstanding service. Embrace Home Loans is a national lender helping hundreds of thousands customers to date. To learn more about Embrace Home Loans visit: http://www.embracehomeloans.com.

ABOUT Cool Kids Campaign - The mission of the Cool Kids Campaign is to provide kids with cancer a higher quality of life for themselves and their families while facing the challenges of cancer. http://www.coolkidscampaign.org

ABOUT The Color Run - (http://thecolorrun.com/charity/)

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Catherine Mauldin, Retail Administration
(301)697-6211, cmauldin(at)embracehomeloans(dot)com

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