LINTHICUM, MD, August 24, 2016— NFM Lending will contribute $15,000 to United Way of Southeast Louisiana to support cleanup and rebuilding efforts following the tragic flooding that took place this month.
“When you hear that 60,000 homes were damaged, 13 people to this point have lost their lives, and that this is the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, it makes you pause and understand what really is important in life,” said Jan Ozga, President. “It makes you quickly realize how overwhelmingly powerful Mother Nature can be, and how something like this could happen to anyone at any time. We couldn’t sit back and do nothing. Hopefully our small donation helps somebody impacted by the flooding. We hope and pray that Louisiana recovers quickly!”
Jennifer Cook, NFM Lending Branch Manager in New Orleans, is contributing $2,500 to United Way of Southeast Louisiana. NFM will further support that donation with a contribution of $12,500.
“As a branch manager in Louisiana, even though my immediate area of New Orleans was not affected by flooding, I felt like we needed to do something to help,” said Cook. “I have friends and past clients who were affected, and while working with locals to get specific needs filled for families, I wanted to also help out financially on a larger scale than I can do alone. I reached out to the NFM corporate office on the business day following the floods and immediately received a positive response. I am proud to work for a company that sees a need and acts accordingly, and am really looking forward to helping United Way of Southeast Louisiana with their efforts.”
“Mother Nature has once again shown us she is in charge,” said Michael Williamson, President and CEO of United Way of Southeast Louisiana. “Just several months ago our region was flooded, and now they are hurting again. Families who are still trying to rebuild are now at risk. Our residents are resilient, but they need help. We thank NFM Lending for the generous donation. While working on immediate flood relief efforts, United Way will be continuously investing resources in long-term recovery. It takes time and money, but pulling together we can rebuild lives and communities.”
In addition to this contribution, NFM Lending is collecting individual monetary donations and donations of cleaning supplies from its employees throughout the country. NFM Lending is proud to support this resilient community as they work to recover from this tragic event. For more information about NFM Lending’s nonprofit work, click here.
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NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 28 states in the U.S. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. 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.™”
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