Arthur Ashe once said, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give,however, makes a life.” Even though it’s obvious that being generous and charitable makes you feel good inside, how often do we go out of our way to give back? With limited hours in the day and so much to do, sometimes it seems there isn’t enough time to figure out how. So, when the idea for Buy a Home – Save a Vet came about, it truly was a no-brainer.
So what is Buy a Home-Save a Vet? Check this out:
Branch Manager of Synergy One Lending, UTC branch, Sindie Alvarado, has made it a mission of hers to combine her love of giving back to the community with her love of helping people realize the dream of homeownership. Here in San Diego, we are surrounded by brave men and women who serve our country, protect our freedom, and sadly suffer the effects of doing so. We want to help them and here is how we can: When a home is purchased through Buy a Home-Save a Vet, the borrower chooses which of five Military non-profits they would like us to donate to on their behalf. These non-profits specialize in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Suicide Awareness. By the end of 2014, there were 2.7 MILLION veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. A 2014 comprehensive analysis of this veteran population revealed rates of PTSD range from 9% when soldiers initially return home, to 31% a year later. In addition, 19% of Veterans have TBI and 7% have both. You can do the math – that’s a lot of Americans – your friends and family, affected. These men and women are going off to foreign countries to fight for and defend our freedom only to return home with severe anxiety, depression, mood swings, and nightmares. What’s worse, their daily suffering cannot simply be fixed with a band aide, surgery or in many cases, even medication. That suffering trickles down to their spouses, children, family and friends. Sadly, an estimated 22 veterans take their own lives EACH DAY. So how can we help? Our goal with BAH-SAV is to use our platform to raise awareness and raise $150,000 in donations to help support those very special non-profits who in turn help our veterans. We hand selected our non-profits and chose organizations which were unique in the ways in which they treat the PTSD and TBI. Wave Academy, Warrior Angels Foundation, VETality Corp, O3XX, and Irreverent Warriors were founded and operate from a place of love and healing. We are honored, and excited to partner up with them.