Reverse mortgages are our specialty here at One Reverse Mortgage, but they aren’t the only way we serve the senior population. In addition to helping seniors across the country get reverse mortgages, our team members are also involved in helping people in the community through our initiative, ORM in the Community. In the past, ORM in the Community helped those in need during the holidays, participated in special events to raise money for charity, and prepared meals for hungry neighbors.
Packing over 12,000 pounds of food at Gleaner’s Food Bank for the neighborhoods all around Detroit is just one of the many charity event’s One Reverse Mortgage team members have participated in recently. One of our directors of mortgage banking, Tim Sprowitz, talks about his experience, “We’re a company full of compassionate people with strong values. It’s a really good feeling knowing that the volunteering we took part in was going to directly impact the surrounding Detroit communities. The team and I enjoyed the opportunity and knew that our time and energy was well spent volunteering at Gleaner’s Food Bank.”
Alzheimer’s is one of the top causes for disabilities later in life. Believe it or not, only one in four people with Alzheimer’s have actually been diagnosed. To raise awareness and money to find a cure for this common disease among seniors, One Reverse Mortgage in conjunction with Quicken Loans participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Twice a year, once at the Balboa Park region and also the Oceanside region in San Diego, California, team members help raise money and then lace up their walking shoes and walk to end Alzheimer’s.
Also in the San Diego area is The Angel’s Depot, where team members recently packed multiple trucks full with nearly 500 food items to feed seniors in need around the community. These food items are put into emergency boxes with the nutrition needs of impoverished seniors in mind, containing plenty of protein and fiber. At The Angel’s Depot, their mission is to provide impoverished seniors in the San Diego area with meals and to improve their quality of life, with the emergency boxes being just one part of their four-component program.