National lenders such as Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC are truly grown at the local level. It is the employees working within their communities to build the American dream that create a thriving national company. Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s national leadership wanted to support more local involvement so they instituted the 2018 Year of Service. Each branch picked a cause close to their heart and volunteered their time. As we hit the midway mark, we celebrate CCM’s dedication and the acts of service that are strengthening the places we call home.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one in eight Americans was food insecure in 2016. Several Castle & Cooke Mortgage (CCM) branches were alarmed by this and donated their time and goods to help address hunger issues. In Utah, the CCM corporate office worked with the Utah Food Bank, and the North Salt Lake Branch gave to the Bountiful Food Pantry. In Arizona, both the Scottsdale and the Gilbert branches spent time packing food and vitamins to be sent to El Salvador through the Feed My Starving Children organization. And in Hawaii, the Mililani branch volunteered with the Hawaii Food Bank.
To help spread a warm, fuzzy feeling, CCM employees from several branches chose organizations that work with animals. The Peoria, AZ branch volunteered with Soldier’s Best Friend. This organization does double duty by pairing U.S. Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury with service dogs, most of which are rescues. In Utah, the CCM finance team collected donations for Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill pet adoption shelter.
Many CCM branches got outdoors: Meridian, Indiana literally prepped the ground for a new memorial garden, the Memphis branch raised funds in the National Kidney Walk, the Oxford and Southaven branches in Mississippi volunteered at the annual LawFit Challenge, and the Kauai branch collected donations for a beach community hit by extreme flooding.
Finally, for children in the Nebraska foster care system, the Scottsbluff branch volunteered at the Finders Keepers Children’s Outreach, an organization that provides basics such as bedding, clothing and school supplies.
Year-to-Date Tallies to Celebrate
By the end of June, Castle & Cooke Mortgage employees had rallied 261 volunteers to complete 28 service projects. The resulting number of hours donated to strengthening our communities comes in at a whopping 567!
Unexpectedly, Castle & Cooke Mortgage employees seemed to receive as much as they gave. “Volunteering my time reminded me to slow down in life and enjoy some of the simpler things,” said Mindy Neisender. Kathy Provost remarked, “It felt great to get involved and support our neighbors. I’m proud of CCM’s dedication to making our community a better place and for supporting us in this.”
Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s Year of Service was featured in HousingWire! Read it here.
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