Gaithersburg’s Homespire Mortgage Donates $20,000 To World Central Kitchen To Provide Meals For Ukrainian Refugees Through New Health And Wellness Program

by MCS Staff
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Gaithersburg-based residential mortgage lender, Homespire Mortgage, announced last week its support of $20,000 for World Central Kitchen (WCK), a not-for-profit organization founded by renowned Chef José Andrés. WCK provides meals for people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world. The $20,000 donation was made possible through the success of Homespire MOVE, a new company health and wellness campaign that encourages employees to record their physical exercise, like hiking, biking, swimming and walking. Reaching a combined goal of 100,000 minutes of physical exercise meant the company would contribute financial aid to WCK.

Per the press release: Employees tracked and recorded their total minutes of activity from April 8-29, with the company donating $0.10 for every minute tallied. Homespire’s donation supports WCK’s #ChefsForUkraine response to distribute much needed meals to refugees throughout the nation’s war-torn communities as the organization continues to provide 250,000 daily meals and food kits through its 2,000+ distribution sites in Ukraine.

As an additional bonus to the program, Homespire President Michael Rappaport confirmed he would match the initial projected $10,000 goal, doubling the donation. Homespire MOVE is part of the company’s dedicated “Inspired to Impact” social responsibility program, which is focused on increasing homeownership for veterans and creating meaningful change in the communities Homespire serves through corporate giving, volunteerism and fundraising.

“Our hearts are with the people of Ukraine, and we feel fortunate we are able to support WCK’s amazing efforts to provide hot meals for those who desperately need them,” said Rappaport. “I’m extremely proud of Homespire’s exceptional team members who stepped up in an effort to give back and support a cause of great need. Everyone got active and made this donation possible, which truly embodies Homespire’s mission of putting people first and the value of giving back to our communities while inspiring those around us to do the same.”

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