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Friday, April 18, 2014


For Immediate Release
April 18, 2014

Training for local real estate professionals will help more active and veteran military families secure homeownership
—U.S. war veteran to receive keys to mortgage-free home—

WHAT: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, one of the country’s largest mortgage companies, has once again joined forces with the Boot Campaign and the Military Warriors Support Foundation, non-profit organizations supporting returning American military troops, to present a “mortgage free” home to a wounded military veteran.

While the nation struggles to provide housing opportunities for veterans, Fairway Independent Mortgage will host this Certified Military Residential Specialist “Boot Camp” event in Lititz, PA to local real estate agents and other professionals on how to help active U.S. military service members and veterans overcome barriers to homeownership.

WHO: Fairway Independent Mortgage, one of the country’s largest mortgage companies, is organizing this event in cooperation with the Boot Campaign, a non-profit organization supporting returning American military troops; as well as Sean Parnell, retired Army Ranger and New York Times best-selling author of “Outlaw Platoon;” and the Military Warriors Support Foundation.

WHEN & WHERE:       
May 22, 2014– 8:30am-1pm (Realtor CE Training from 8:30am-12:00pm) 
Sean Parnell & Home Giveaway Presentation @ 11:30am-12pm
Bent Creek Country Club, 620 Bent Creek Drive, Lititz, PA 17543
Lunch and book signing included

WHY: Because of the nature of their work, active and veteran service members often face an uphill battle when trying to buy a home. The objective of Fairway’s Certified Military Residential Specialist certification program is to train and equip real estate professionals to handle with care the home purchase needs of active duty and former military clients. Attendees will learn about VA mortgage programs and acquire the unique skills needed to help active military and veterans in their quest for homeownership.

RSVP: Media are encouraged to attend and write about the event. Contact Ken Pederson, Branch Manager at

Realtors® interested in attending the Fairway CMRS Boot Camps are also encouraged to contact Cheyenne Martin at or register online at

About Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Founded in 1996 by CEO Steve Jacobson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The company has 190 locations and over 1,600 employees nationwide. The corporate vision is to foster relationships and create a team atmosphere, empowering offices to operate autonomously in their day-to-day operations, while still maintaining strict compliance and consistency across the board. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation provides all necessary support in the areas of personnel, accounting and compliance. For more information, please visit

The Boot Campaign
Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 patriotic movement that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home. Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct initiatives -- Housing, Jobs, Family Support, Urgent Assistance and Wellness-- that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back.”

Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by Lt. General, Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret), in 2007. Their Mission is to provide support for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it is the foundations goal to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition. These programs include home donation, academic and employment assistance, as well as recreational activities.

Cheyenne Martin

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