A local Fairway Independent Mortgage branch in Bedford, NH, partnered with the American Warrior Initiative (AWI) to honor a U.S. veteran with a service dog. Along with this event, a residential housing “Boot Camp” was held to train real estate professionals and mortgage planners on how to handle the home purchase needs of active duty and military veterans with excellence.
The honoree at this spectacular event, Vince Ylitalo, is a U.S. Army veteran who was recognized for his service of 38 years, including two deployments to Iraq. Fairway and AWI were able to collaborate with Operation Delta Dog to honor Vince with a $10,000 grant to purchase and train a service dog named Tippy. Tippy will provide great support to Vince in his everyday life.
Operation Delta Dog is a Massachusetts-based organization that rescues homeless dogs from shelters and breed-rescue groups, and trains them to work as service dogs with local veterans who are suffering with TBI and PTSD.
Founded by Louise Thaxton and Sean Parnell, the American Warrior Initiative is a non-profit organization sponsored by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, which seeks to ease the transition for U.S. veterans between military and civilian life.
I am proud to work for a company that does so much to honor those who sacrifice for our country. If I can help answer any questions about VA loans or any other home loan options, give me a call.