Mortgage Company Employees Give A MORTGAGE FREE Home to a Wounded Warrior!

Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender NMLS 69996

I am in the mortgage business which means that me and my team help individuals obtain financing to purchase  a home.   The majority of our clients are military clients and our mission statement is to "....make a difference in the lives of the people who are making a difference".  This past week-end, we had the opportunity  to get boots on the ground to put that mission statement into practice and to truly make a difference in the life of one wounded warrior.

But this time, NOT with mortgage financing!  I had the honor of participating in an event where the employees of the mortgage company I work for (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) joined with others to GIVE (yes, I did say GIVE)  a wounded warrior a MORTGAGE FREE HOME!  (News article HERE.)

This is actually our SECOND home give-away where we have joined forces with the Boot Campaign, a non-profit organization supporting returning American military troops, and the Military Warriors Support Foundation to donate a “mortgage free” house to a military war veteran and Purple Heart recipient.  Many of the employees of Fairway committed to monthly donations to the Boot Campaign for a period of twelve months for this specific cause with the goal being to give away a mortgage free home every month for the next twelve months!  Last month we gave away a home in Dallas - this month, California!

On Sunday, August 26th, Juan Castañeda, Jr., an Iraq War veteran, received the keys to his mortgage-free home during the 2nd Annual Boot Ride and Rally in Hollywood, California.  Castañeda, the son of a Vietnam War veteran, joined the Army in 2005 and was stationed to the 82nd Airborne Field Artillery Regiment at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. He served in Iraq and was injured on August 31, 2006 in an ambush near Ad Dwar. Castañeda suffered a fully collapsed left eardrum and other head injuries and underwent four major surgeries.

He received the Purple Heart along with other medals and honors, and hopes to finish school and raise a family. Castaneda is the proud parent of a two-year-old daughter. “I want to thank Fairway,” Castañeda said. “This new home means the world to me and my family. "

If you know a wounded warrior who would want to apply, check out the guidelines and application  HERE.

It was also pretty cool to team up with the Boot Campaign  and the stars of the hit FX drama “Sons of Anarchy” in Hollywood, where several hundred bikers “got their boots on” and coasted down the Sunset Strip to raise funds for the Boot Campaign’s partner charities. The Boot Ride culminated at a rally at The Happy Ending Bar and Restaurant with a live performance by Blackberry Smoke and red carpet appearances by Sons of Anarchy cast members and other celebrities.

Here's the Fairway team with "Jax" (Charlie Hunnam) of the "Sons of Anarchy" 

For more details, check out the news article -  HERE.

Do you know a wounded warrior who might want to apply for a mortgage free home?  If so, please direct them HERE.




Posted by


 Join our Cause on Facebook!

Louise Thaxton VA Military Suits in Boots 

Louise G. Thaxton NMLS #69996, VA Home Loan Expert

#14 in Nation for VA Loans (Scotsman Guide)

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp NMLS #2289

Phone: 866-960-9115  Email: 

Find Me Online!

Louise Thaxton FacebookLouise Thaxton TwitterLouise Thaxton LinkedinLouise Thaxton Blog


Re-Blogged 1 time:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Andrea Bedard 09/01/2012 01:07 PM
ActiveRain Community
Louisiana Vernon Parish
POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul
Mortgage Bankers
Outside Blogs
Louisiana REALTORS
Inspiration Station
wounded warrior
boot campaign
mortgage free home
fairway independent mortgage corporation

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This post brought tears to my eyes, and we love your dedication and see you as one of the warriors doing what is right and honorable.  Have a lovely Labor Day Weekend. A

Aug 31, 2012 07:12 AM #1
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC


You work for a good company! It is great to see people helping people!

Aug 31, 2012 07:19 AM #2
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Louise - A very honorable and noble act your mortgage company participated at giving away a free home to a wounded warrior. More business should follow your concept.

Aug 31, 2012 09:46 AM #3
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

WOW WOW and another WOW.  The support of our wounded veterans from the Boot Campaign and your company is amazing.  You are an inspiration.

Aug 31, 2012 11:28 AM #4
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

A -Thanks for your encouragement - and you are right - I am a warrior when it comes to taking care of our military!

Steve - that is what it is all about - people helping people!  Thanks for dropping by!

John - I wish more businesses DID get involved with wounded warrior projects - they fought for OUR freedom!  It is our duty to give back when they come back.

Cindy - YOU are an inspiration to me!  Thanks for all YOU do to help our warriors when they return.


Aug 31, 2012 12:08 PM #5
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Louise, I second Cindy's comment!! Very, very cool. I am so proud of you and proud to know you - yes, you are a warrior!

Aug 31, 2012 02:40 PM #6
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

If you give it will be given unto you!! Those are words of wisdom and obviously words you and your firm took to heart!


Aug 31, 2012 05:07 PM #7
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Andrea - Thanks for all YOU do to serve!

David - You said it!  Those are words of TRUTH!

Sep 03, 2012 01:49 PM #8
gibson les paul custom A veteran of the Bill Clinton White House, Burwell is president of the Walmart Foundation, which handles the corporations charitable efforts. a former deputy assistant secretary of state and ABC News consultanttold ABCs Martha Raddatz the State Departments decision is ridiculous. 05 billion jury award by more than 40 percent and set a new trial to determine damages.  Food co-ops pool membership fees together in order to fund a monthly harvest thats distributed at designated pick-up points. economic growth and potentially cost 750,000 jobs. Burwells deep knowledge of budget and economic issues along with her record of fighting for working Americans make her the perfect choice to lead the OMB at this important time, the White House official said. gibson guitars In this interview, his first since losing to President Obama, the former Massachusetts governor who received just 47 percent to the presidents 51 percent of the vote, spoke candidly about his disappointment on election night. Hes as fierce a fighter who has ever stepped foot into a cage, a guy who cares more about bringing the fans from their seats than having his arm raised. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue workers folded the flag and handed it to family members.  Obama renews budget offer to cut social safety nets Rodman stood up to give a speech to the basketball crowd, at one point telling Kim, You have a friend for life. PLAY IT NOW: Joanne Froggatt, Dan Stevens & Michelle Dockery Talk Downton Abbey epiphone casino The announcement represents Yahoos second group shutdown of products since Mayer, a former Google executive, became CEO of the struggling Web portal in July. Shortly after McKeon made his comments, Obama, who signed the bill into law in 2011, held a press conference at the White House, where he refused to accept blame for the cuts. The former Massachusetts governor accused Obama of flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing, instead of striking a budget deal. Chris Christie - considered to be one of Romneys most powerful backers during the election - and Obama just a week before Election Day during a tour of Hurricane Sandy damage? Finance Minister Al-Mursi Al-Sayed Hegazy was optimistic that an IMF agreement could be sealed before the four-stage lower house poll gets under way on April 22. He said the rebels control all buildings inside the complex, which was abandoned by Assads forces early Sunday.  Its unclear if the receptionist misheard Clawsons message or if the student altered the lyrics. As soon as we arrive, she searches through our luggage and announces that his clothes are not good enough. Beginning this week, businesses that work with the military will have to lay folks off. fender stratocaster Even before the cuts began, the president and his top aides were caught stretching the truth of their impact a few times, feeding his critics argument that the nation can afford budget trims. Bluetooth cordless phones Go here to find out when This Week is on in your area.  I mean, I like lying on the couch as much as the next person, but I go by the mail box every day! It kills me to not be there, to not be in the White House doing what needs to be done. I took the leaderships promise that the supercommittee would do its work, that it would never happen, McKeon said when asked by Yahoo News if he accepted any responsibility for sequestration. After 20 frantic minutes, authorities located Clawson in the high schools guidance counselors office. And she takes Do-It-Yourself to the extreme. Preparations for electing Roman Catholicisms new leader begin in earnest on Monday as the College of Cardinals opens daily talks to sketch an identikit for the next pope and ponder who among them might fit it. fender jazz bass Rodman accepted the report, adding, dont hate me. Rodman, though, said he plans to return to North Korea to do one thing and find out more, whats going on. Romney, who called for self-deportation of illegal immigrants during the Republican primaries, lost the vote of more than seven of every 10 Hispanics to Obama.  The object appears as a faint blob nested inside a disk of gas and dust that swirls around a very young star known as HD 100546, located about 335 light years away in the constellation Musca, or The Fly, astronomers report in a paper published on Thursday in the Astrophysical Journal. The family also uses a simple antennae to pick up basic cable channels. Saying thank you for a compliment is the appropriate response when one is offered. Electronics shares rise after Apple award nearly halved Company officials promise a thorough investigation into what went wrong this time; if the maneuvering thrusters had not been activated, the capsule would have been lost. Cole Home for Funerals in Detroit were incomplete Sunday afternoon. Commercially, the culture already exists, said Ben Miller, a Mesa County, Colorado, sheriffs deputy who has been flying drones with special authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration since 2009. Dennis Rodman Throu
Aug 15, 2013 11:29 AM #10
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996

Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information