The Carrington Companies Continue To Support Custom Home Builds for Wounded Veterans...

The Carrington Companies Continue To Support Custom Home Builds for Wounded Veterans with 11 Homes Planned for 2015

ALISO VIEJO, CA – March 30, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Carrington Companies (Carrington) is pleased to announce that through its collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) and its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), the organization continues to directly support the custom Smart Home building initiative for severely wounded Heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with 11 homes planned for 2015, four of which are currently under construction. Each home is customized to ease daily challenges with features like retractable cooktops, specially adapted cabinets and shelving, roll-in bathrooms and more, in an effort to restore independence for the Veteran and their families or caregivers.

SFC Michael Schlitz US Army Ret. and Mother Robbie Schlitz at their new home in GA

Last year, Carrington joined forces with GSF to provide donations and operational support for the completion of five homes as part of GSF’s R.I.S.E. program, including the swift completion of three homes in a 30 day period. Through the Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF), Carrington further supports this initiative through various fundraising endeavors, most notably the Annual Golf Classic held every October, which raises in excess of $1 million each year.

“Support from organizations like The Carrington Companies is critically important to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s mission to make a true impact on the lives of our Veterans,” said Gary Sinise. “Each project is a tremendous undertaking involving custom construction and cutting edge technologies tailored to the needs of a seriously wounded service member. Through our partnership with Carrington and other supporting organizations, we’ll continue to restore independence and improve the lives of these American heroes and their families.”

CCF’s signature program, Carrington House, offers support for the severely wounded Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts by providing housing assistance. Carrington House seeks to assist our Veterans through programs which include the collection of donated homes near key military hospital centers for families to live in during the difficult post-injury recovery process, as well as the rehabilitation and sale of homes donated by Bank of America. Funds from the rehabilitated home sales are directed toward the new homes for our Veterans constructed in collaboration with GSF and the many donors who make these Smart Homes a reality.

“This is not a passing interest for Carrington; taking care of those who have fought and served protecting our security and freedom is our core philosophy,” said Bruce Rose, CEO and Founder of The Carrington Companies. “Our company is fully and permanently engaged in this cause for the long term.”

“We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to America’s service members, and are thrilled to contribute to such a worthy cause through the donations and resources we are able to offer,” said Rosemary Rose, Carrington Charitable Foundation’s Chairman of the Board.  “As we move into a new year, we are excited to continue our work and give our extraordinary Heroes and their caregivers a place to truly call home,” she added.

About Carrington Charitable Foundation:

Carrington Charitable Foundation (“CCF”) is a non-profit organization of The Carrington Companies. CCF seeks to promote giving back to the community through causes that reflect the interests of Carrington leaders and employees (collectively known as our “Associates”). The Foundation supports a variety of non-profit causes across the United States through fundraising events, donation drives, and volunteering, most notably in support of the organization’s Annual Golf Classic held every October, which raises in excess of $1 million each year.

Our signature program, Carrington House, provides housing assistance to honor the selfless sacrifices of our nation’s servicemen and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country’s freedom. Carrington House seeks to assist our Veterans through programs which include the collection of donated homes near key military hospital centers for families to live in during the difficult post-injury recovery process, as well as the rehabilitation and sale of homes donated by Bank of America. Funds from the rehabilitated home sales are directed toward the new homes for our Veterans constructed in collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF).

The fundraising efforts of Carrington Charitable Foundation and the operational support from The Carrington Companies enables GSF’s R.I.S.E. program to construct custom, automated homes all across the United States to meet the unique needs of each wounded veteran.  These homes restore the feeling of independence and freedom to live comfortably to each wounded veteran and their family. All of the money raised under Carrington House is allocated directly toward the construction of these homes. Five homes were completed in 2014 and eleven homes are to be completed in 2015.

With the support of the majority of Carrington’s four thousand Associates, CCF has raised over $6 million to date, and has supported over 50 charities since its inception. The Carrington Charitable Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation chartered under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)(3). [California Tax ID 27-2073758.] Read more about our mission at:.

About The Carrington Companies:

The Carrington Companies is the parent of Carrington Holding Company, LLC (CHC), which owns and operates multiple businesses that cover virtually every aspect of single family residential real estate transactions – investments in U.S. real estate and mortgage markets, loan origination and servicing, asset management and property preservation, real estate sales and rental, and title and escrow services. Some of CHC’s affiliate companies include Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC, Carrington Capital Management, LLC, Carrington Investment Services, LLC, Carrington Development Company, LLC, Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, Carrington Property Services, LLC, Carrington Home Solutions, L.P., Carrington Escrow, Inc., Carrington Title Services, LLC and Carrington Technology Solutions, LLC.

Bruce Rose is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Carrington Companies, and has been the visionary behind the company’s growth from a fund investing in mortgage backed securities, to a vertically integrated financial services company with 16 operating units involved in virtually every aspect of residential real estate sales and financing. With 40 years of experience as an Airline Transport Rated Pilot, Mr. Rose has personally flown the Carrington fleet of private aircrafts on various charitable missions, absorbing fuel and transportation costs to provide this crucial service free of charge. Mr. Rose has completed missions for the Corporate Angel Network, an organization that transports cancer patients to and from treatment centers, the Veterans Airlift Command, a network of private pilots providing free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded Veterans and their families, as well as flight transportation donated and auctioned off by Carrington for charitable purposes. Mr. Rose joined the Advisory Board of the Veterans Airlift Command in November 2013 after having supported the VAC since 2009 and has been an active supporter of The Gary Sinise Foundation since October 2013.

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC is an equal housing opportunity lender. To learn more about Carrington Holding Company, visit our website at www.carringtonhc.com.

About Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation:

Actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise has been actively supporting the troops for over thirty years.  Among his numerous film and television roles, it was his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, which formed an enduring connection with servicemen and women throughout the military community.  In 2003, Sinise formed the “Lt. Dan Band” and began entertaining troops serving at home and abroad.  Performing pop hits to classic rock staples, the 12 member cover band has played for over half-a-million troops and their families.  His endless work on behalf of those who’ve served has earned Sinise many distinguished awards including The Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Society, the Spirit of the USO Award, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Spirit of Hope Award by the Department of Defense, and most recently the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association. In 2008 he was given the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation, only the third actor ever to receive this honor. He was named an Honorary Chief Petty Officer by the United States Navy and an Honorary Marine by the United States Marine Corp.

Gary Sinise Foundation honors its defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. These include its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans.  Each home is customized to ease daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad.  Both through its own efforts and through its Building for America’s Bravest partner program, Gary Sinise Foundation is constructing these one-of-a-kind homes all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and family. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Serving Heroes and Arts & Entertainment Outreach.  Over the years, the Foundation has formed numerous corporate partnerships, including with the Carrington Companies which donate and provide real estate development and construction management services to build the R.I.S.E. program’s Smart Homes, and GE whose Get Skills to Work program helps veterans translate military skills into advanced manufacturing jobs while empowering employers with tools to recruit, onboard and mentor veterans.  For more information, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org

The Gary Sinise Foundation (Federal Tax ID 80-0587086) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27963.  For more information, please visit www.garysinisefoundation.org.

Media Contacts:

Christine Stricker for Carrington
Office: (949) 517-7313
Mobile: (714) 873-4275
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