Veterans United Home Loans, a national lending company, designated last Monday to Friday as a week of giving.
According to Cris Nunez, director of business development at VU, activities for the week include $10,000 donations to five organizations: Family Promise of Fayetteville, Second Harvest Food Bank and Fayetteville Urban Ministry each received donations Tuesday; True Vine Ministries Hope Center and the 82nd Airborne Division Memorial Association each received contributions Wednesday.
“We live here. We work here. It’s important for us to share with the community,” said Nunez. “We like to help veterans, civilians and give back ... to the community.”
Nunez said recipient organizations took part in a survey in February to determine who would receive donations. With 27 branches nationwide, VU gives away $50,000 per branch each year.
Johnny Wilson, executive director, FUM said that the VU donation was beneficial and would be used in various ways, including to purchase software for its literacy program, can goods for its food pantry and material for its home repair program.
“It’s basically unrestricted — use as needed,” Wilson said.
Veterans United Home Loans, according to its website, was founded in 2002 in Columbia, Missouri and finances more VA Home Purchase loans for veterans and military Families than any other lender.