Caliber Home Loans Military Lending Team had an incredibly busy and productive second quarter. Team members were boots on the ground at multiple in person and virtual events while also engaging in community service and increasing the brand awareness of Caliber.
April kicked off the second quarter with Michelle Crumley being interviewed by Pride and Grit through Facebook. There she discussed her role with Caliber and the organization’s commitment to the military community. At the same time, Linda Anderson in Michigan organized a campaign to write letters to veterans with Operation Gratitude in partnership with a local school. The campaign produced 76 touching letters for our country’s heroes. A few weeks later, they were able to send 168!
Also, in April, Rick Bettencourt hosted a PCS Lunch and Learn event for 30 attendees and Jeff, who partnered with the Oregon Mortgage association, did the same for 18 attendees. He also hosted CVLS classes for 50 attendees while Brittany Boccher presented to Deloitte for 36 attendees. Military Spouse Advisory Council member, Megan Harless, presented a PCS Lunch and Learn for 25 attendees. New hire presentation was given to 30 attendees and broker partner training was given to 18 attendees. Internal training for underwriting for IRRRL Comparison had 2,012 attendees this month. Suffice it to say, education was rocking and rolling.
Caliber’s commitment to serve and dig into communities was incredible to witness in April. UDT SEALs Association wrote about the partnership and commitment to education through their largely read digital email magazine. Caliber also committed to being the sponsor for the UDT SEALs Association Scholarship. The first Impact Grant through the Inspire Up Foundation was presented to a Navy family. The service member was diagnosed with terminal cancer at just 28 years old. Bills were paid off; teddy bears from uniforms were created and the family received a family photoshoot. But the biggest surprise was sending the entire family to Disney World, which was the servicemembers last wish.
Military May was even busier than April for the second quarter. Bryan Bergjans was interviewed by SHRED Media and Reserve & National Guard Magazine. Members of the MSAC attended an interview and photoshoot for Military Families Magazine which will be featured in the August print edition of the publication. But the give-back for this month was out of this world.
Employees raised $6,400 for the T-Shirt Impact Grant Fundraiser, Amazon items for military spouses, and had a military “decorate your space” contest that really shored up the pride for our nation’s heroes. Caliber sponsored The Unquiet Professional Memorial Mile, Wreaths Across America, and gave to the Project 33 Memorial Foundation Memorial Run. The dedication shown was bigger and better than any year prior.
Education was high on the priority for May as well. The team coordinated a BHB Mortgage and Magnates Film Podcast and provided platform content. Training was given to 76 attendees with the Soldatis group in Northern California, 31 received CVLS training in Tucson, NAMB had 31 attendees and Motto Mortgage was presented to 27. And to top May off, the United States Navy sent a letter to the CEO of Caliber on its selection of America’s Outstanding Navy Reserve Employer for 2021.
June may have been Caliber’s busiest and most vital month of the second quarter. It began with a sponsorship of 500 boxes for Airmen at risk for suicide, created by the Inspire Up Foundation. The $7,500 sponsorship was turned into over $26,000 worth of items for the boxes. On June 4 the Inspire Up team and Air Force Wounded Warrior held a boxing event that was hosted in San Antonio by the Green Beret Foundation. The project was covered by all military publications which was seen by millions.
Bryan Bergjans’ National Guard article was published, and Caliber stepped in to sponsor a K9 for Warriors dog for a veteran. Jeff presented MLT to 450 brokers while also moderating a VAREP Policy Conference. He also attended the NVRG Soldiers Best Friend Clay shoot, representing Caliber. Michelle coordinated a makeover in Virginia Beach for a retired SEAL through the UDT SEAL Foundation with Moving with The Military.
Through multiple articles, the DOD Wounded Warrior Initiative reached over 1 million while corporate communication and planning for Operation Homefront and MVRG Backpack brigade began. The team was on an internal broker podcast with top brokers hosted by Bryan Bergjans. Bryan presented real estate training to REMAX Gold in St. Louis and was also a guest on a Housing Wire podcast, which was aired in June.
And lastly, Caliber reinforced its deep commitment to invest in the community as a whole. Through partnership with Moving With the Military, the Inspire Up Foundation, Lowes Home Improvement, USO South Carolina, the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Association and the Air Force – an impoverished school in Charleston, South Carolina received a full pantry and laundry room for their students in need. It was covered by FOX News and ABC News and there are plans in the works for it to be highlighted by the Kelly Clarkson Show in the fall. The team is confident that Quarter 3 will be just as busy, fulfilling and impactful as the first two of 2021. They’re ready.
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