With a pledge from Anchor Loans’ management to match staff contributions dollar for dollar, Anchor employees donated over $8,000 and sent 60 volunteers to a weekend Homes 4 Families “TeamBuild” in Santa Clarita, California, where they helped build a home for a local veteran family.
Homes 4 Families (H4F) provides affordable housing options for veterans and their families and offers effective, no-cost services that equip veteran families to move up the economic ladder. Veterans are provided with specialized services and education to assist with Military trauma and to help move them into the middle class. These services include financial literacy, health and wellness, and vet-to-vet support.
Anchor Loans team members helped build the home of Daniel C., who served honorably in the United States Army. Daniel was deployed for 4 years to Afghanistan. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has three boys. Daniel and his family were virtually homeless at one point after his discharge from the military, living in a garage. They are now looking forward to a home where everyone will have their own space.
Anchor’s staff had the chance to meet and work alongside Daniel, which made the TeamBuild experience even more meaningful. And, thanks to a day of hard work, the team was able to surpass its construction goal.
“We are proud and excited to partner with Homes 4 Families, especially because their mission to transform neighborhoods and provide homes for veterans like Daniel aligns with Anchor Loans’ mission to help real estate investors improve distressed properties and give back to the community.” –Steve Pollack, Anchor Loans CEO.
Take a look at the video below recapping the day’s build. We’re proud to have worked with H4F to support their exciting, important mission!