LINTHICUM, MD, February 6, 2019— NFM Lending is pleased to honor Private Nicolas Alvarez as the NFM Salute for February 2019.

Upon graduation from high school, Pvt. Alvarez enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He recently graduated from boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. Pvt. Alvarez is currently attending military training camp at Camp Geiger in Jacksonville, NC. From there, he will proceed to the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School in Twentynine Palms, California.

Pvt. Alvarez was nominated by his mother, Ana Maria Sanin.

“It was a surprise when Nicolas shared his interest in joining the Marines. To be truly honest, I did not want this path for him. The thought of him being part of the U.S. military never even crossed my mind. As both a teenaged and single mother, it makes me immensely proud to see my son not only become part of something bigger than him, but also accomplish the mental toughness the Marines training requires. Today, I am a proud mom of a U.S. Marine and I look forward to what the future holds for him. I have no doubt that he can accomplish anything he puts his mind to.”

Nicolas Alvarez

NFM Salute is an initiative in which one military member or Veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes are chosen from nominations on the NFM Salute website, The “Salute of the Month” will be featured on the website with a biography and information about his or her service, and NFM Lending will make a $1,000 donation to a military or Veteran non-profit in the Salute’s name.

Selected NFM Salutes may choose from one of the following three non-profits: Platoon 22, AnySoldier, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. Pvt. Alvarez chose Any Soldier to receive this month’s donation. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor military and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.

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