"Boots on the Ground" - What Does That Mean? ANOTHER MORTGAGE FREE HOME GIVE-AWAY!

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

What exactly does it mean to have "boots on the ground"?   The military term is used to convey that "military success can only be achieved through the direct physical presence of troops in a conflict area.”  If you are a civilian with "boots on the ground" it means that to achieve the desired success you must have an active presence in the middle of the challenge you wish to overcome.

The challenge?  Tens of thousands of United States military men and women have been severely wounded in the last 10 years of war.  The solution?  Civilians to get their "boots on the ground" to serve these heroes in whatever way they can.  One way is to find non-profit organizations who are not just talking about wounded warrior statistics, but they are actually doing something about them, and then partner with those charities to make a difference.

It was an incredible day in Tucson, Arizona, last week when the employees of Fairway Independent Mortgage got their "boots on the ground" for the third time to serve one of our nation's heroes by partnering with the Boot Campaign and Military Warriors Support Foundation, to present a mortgage free home to a wounded warrior.  Here's one picture of what  "Boots on the Ground to Serve Those Who Serve" looks like:



U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Eric Griego and his wife Corie,  were overwhelmed with the gift of a mortgage-free, 1,500 square foot three bedroom home.  The event took place at a special ceremony held in conjunction with the Fairway Boot Camp for Military Mortgage Specialists™.  Fairway joined with the Boot Campaign and the Military Warrior Support Foundation in July to give away a mortgage free home in Dallas, Texas, and a home in California in August.

What an honor it was to meet Eric and Corie at this event and be a part of this huge celebration!    Eric was injured during a firefight in Afghanistan on October 18, 2010, when he was shot in the neck and the bullet zigzagged through his abdomen, causing massive internal damage.

As Americans, we can take our freedom for granted.  May we remember today that freedom is NOT free.  Warriors like Corie lay it all on the line as they volunteer to serve our country.  It's time to stop talking about veteran statistics and do something about them!

What can YOU do today to get YOUR "boots on the ground" to serve our nation's heroes?


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Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Our veterans deserve all the support they can get from the home folks.  Thanks for sharing to information.

Sep 26, 2012 01:37 AM #1
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

Edward and Celia - Thanks for dropping by - you are right, they deserve ALL the support they can get from us.


Sep 26, 2012 01:52 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You must be delighted, and thanks for sharing with us the accomplishments of your group.  Happy Wednesday.  A

Sep 26, 2012 04:32 AM #3
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Louise, What a wonderful program to help our wounded veterans, I know Eric and Corie were thrilled to be recipients of a Mortgage Free Home. Boots on the Ground is doing Outstanding.

Sep 26, 2012 05:45 AM #4
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

You are just awesome Louise! Noboby can take away the pain and suffering but you can make the future look so much brighter!

Sep 26, 2012 08:33 AM #5
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Louise how wonderful for this deserving couple.  I"m sure each of these events makes your heart leap with joy.

Sep 26, 2012 10:21 AM #6
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great job Louise, you really have your boots on the ground!

Sep 26, 2012 12:03 PM #7
Michelle M. Arnold
Keller Williams Realty Yuma - Yuma, AZ
Associate Broker

That is awesome!  I am working on a loan with Roy there in Tucson. That is such a respectable and worthy cause to support!  Great job!! 

Sep 26, 2012 06:25 PM #8
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

Michelle - How cool is that!  Thanks for the shout out!

Sep 27, 2012 12:09 PM #9
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