Mortgage Network Runs in 5K to Support Our Troops

Group image of team Bob Chris Jim and Ann Ladies before race time

Employees and friends from nine offices join in Andover, MA for 5K to support homes for our Troops project for Marine Corporal Roger Rua

Danvers, MA – April 28, 2017 – Forty-four employees and friends from nine offices of Mortgage Network Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S., participated in last Sunday’s Run for the Troops 5K in downtown Andover, Massachusetts, that will help build a new custom home for a wounded Connecticut soldier.
Proceeds from the event will enable Homes for Our Troops to build a mortgage-free, specially designed home for Marine Corporal Roger Rua of Middlebury, CT, who was injured in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2012. The vehicle Rua was riding in drove over a command-detonated improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Rua sustained fractures to his spine, femur and sternum as well as traumatic brain injury as a result of the explosion. Initially paralyzed from the chest down, Roger was able to walk again using only a cane following months of physical therapy.
Race proceeds also help military families through Fisher House Boston and Brides Across American organizations as well as help soldiers with PTSD through the military programs at Ironstone Farm.
 “Mortgage Network was proud and privileged to help Roger by participating in last Sunday’s Run for the Troops 5K in Andover, Massachusetts,” said Robert McInnes, president of Mortgage Network. “Roger’s story is truly inspirational, as are those of all of the many other veterans that have been helped by Homes for Our Troops. I know I speak for all of our employees that being involved in the run was incredibly rewarding.”
“It was great to see so many people come together to support our veterans,” said William R. Kelly (NMLS #1494291), a loan officer in Mortgage Network’s Danvers Square, Mass., branch and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. “Many thanks to all of the sponsors who donated time, effort and money to support this great cause.”


Pipe and Drum Procession Race finish line MNI signage

About Homes for Our Troops
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives. HFOT builds these homes where the veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. For more information visit https://www.hfotusa.org/

About Mortgage Network, Inc.
Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network, Inc. is one of the largest, privately held independent mortgage companies in the eastern U.S. region. The company is licensed to do business in 26 states and has more than 400 employees and 40 branch offices. Mortgage Network provides a full range of residential mortgage products, including conventional and non-conventional loans, FHA and VA loans, mortgage refinancing and reverse mortgages, while offering borrowers a unique combination of experience, product development, and commitment to great service. According to a customer survey conducted from December 2012 through January 2016, more than 98 percent of customers would recommend Mortgage Network to friends and family members. Founded in 1988 by Robert McInnes and Albert Paré III, Mortgage Network can be found online at www.mortgagenetwork.com and followed on Twitter at @MNETMortgage.

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