On Thursday, November 21, 2019, NFM Lending completed its 12th annual “Support Our Troops Drive,” sending 250 care packages to 125 groups of U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. Employees spent the months of October and November collecting supplies and goodies. With the help of AnySoldier® we were able to connect with soldiers to see what items they requested. Groups were sent two care packages: one with toiletries and holiday decorations; one with snacks, puzzle books, and more. Both included hand-written letters donated from local students. The packages were sent to soldiers around the world, including: Kuwait, Germany, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Turkey, Poland, South Korea, Djibouti, Norway, and Japan.
Since 2008, NFM Lending has sent over 1,500 packages to our service members stationed overseas. We are proud to support the courageous men and women who serve our country and wish them a safe and happy holiday season.
Please enjoy this behind-the-scene look into how we got these boxes packed and shipped out in just 4 days!
LINTHICUM, MD, March 23, 2018— NFM Lending is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its NFM Salute program. They honored their first NFM Salute on March 23, 2016.
NFM Salute is an initiative dedicated to recognizing the brave men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom and our country. Every month, a nominated military service member or Veteran is chosen to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” A brief biography and information about the Salute’s service is featured on both the website and NFM Lending’s social media. The Salute receives a gift and a donation is made by NFM Lending on behalf of the monthly Salute to one of three chosen non-profits: Platoon 22, AnySoldier, or the Gary Sinise Foundation. Since the start of the NFM Salute initiative, NFM Lending has donated over $50,000 to these military focused charities.
“Two years has flown by,” said Greg Sher, NFM’s Chief Business Development Officer. “The NFM Salute has fulfilled its promise to honor those who have and continue to serve our country. I just love reading the stories of our honorees and always look forward to the next one.”
NFM Lending is thankful for the opportunity to continue honoring U.S. military service members and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative. Nominations are always welcome. For more information about the NFM Salute initiative, to read the stories of past Salutes, or to nominate a soldier or Veteran, visit www.nfmsalute.com.
NFM Salutes honored during the last year.
About NFM Lending
NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 29 states in the U.S. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998 and this year it celebrates its 20th Anniversary. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.™” For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.
Since our 10th Annual Support Our Troops Drive in 2017, we have received some great correspondence from some of the U.S. troop members stationed around the world. In December, we sent 200 care packages to 100 groups of soldiers. Today, we continue to send 4 care packages every month as a small way to show our troops how much their bravery and sacrifice is truly appreciated.
“We recently received a care package from you, thank you so much for the outstanding support! A little bit really goes a long way out here in Djibouti, Africa. Thanks again!”
“Thank you so much for thinking of me and the soldiers here overseas. We appreciate all of the support and kindness that you and your company have shown to us while we are currently stationed here. We hope you have a safe and a Happy holiday season.!! We also send our Blessing to you all into the New Year as well. Thank you!”
“I have received your 2 packages today. Thank you, the components were perfect & now we have a little something to decorate our office to make it feel more like Christmas here 🙂 Thank you very much for your support!”
“Thank you so much for supporting us troops here in Baghdad, Iraq! Your care package truly raised moral in our unit. We appreciate all the hard work, love, and patriotism it took to create and mail out the package you sent. All the items were distributed throughout our medical team. We are the 47th Combat Support Hospital based out of Fort Lewis, WA. We will be deployed until the end of June and appreciate your dedication to us deployed soldiers! Happy Holidays!”