R.I. Mortgage Bankers Association
helps raise $10,000 for troops

PROVIDENCE – During the recent three-day New England Mortgage Bankers Conference in Newport, the Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association said it helped raised nearly $10,000 to support Homes for Our Troops.

Dedicated to helping U.S. military veterans rebuild their lives after service, the nonprofit has built hundreds of specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans since 2004.

With a matching donation from Birchwood Credit Services Inc., Homes for Our Troops is set to receive more than $19,000 in donations from mortgage professionals in New England.

“Professionals working in the mortgage industry have had a successful year, and RIMBA would like to share that success with the veterans who have served our country,” said Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association President Patrick Deady, who also serves as senior vice president and director of residential and consumer lending at BankFive.

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RIMBA representatives Thomas Fleming and Carolyn Dion were among the volunteers encouraging mortgage professionals to make donations.

“Our association has supported Homes for Our Troops for the past two years because of their mission to provide new homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans at no cost to them,” Fleming said.

Throughout the conference at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Fleming made loudspeaker announcements calling for donations. Other volunteers tapped their “network and industry connections” to raise money, RIMBA said.

Scott Blake is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Blake@PBN.com.