MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embrace Home Loans, a prominent leader in the mortgage industry, was pleased to sponsor and participate in the second annual Fight Child Hunger 5k with proceeds benefiting The Central Brevard Sharing Center and The Children’s Hunger Project. The race took place on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Viera High School in Viera, Florida.
The Fight Child Hunger 5k was a truly groundbreaking event: a joint fundraiser for both The Central Brevard Sharing Center and The Children’s Hunger Project aimed at fighting against childhood hunger. The Children’s Hunger Project works to restore hope, and to nurture the minds and hearts of the hungry children of Brevard County by providing them with food assistance, and The Central Brevard Sharing Center provides emergency assistance to those in the Brevard community who may be struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs.
“Each year, thousands of children who qualify for free or reduced-free meal program in Brevard’s public schools do not receive the nutrition they need on Saturday and Sunday,” said Bob Gabordi, Children’s Hunger Project chairman. “We’d like every child in need to have healthy and sustainable meals over the weekend so that they arrive at school ready to learn and grow!”
By raising money through the support of sponsors and participants, the race helped fill the lunchboxes of Brevard County students with much-needed food for their weekends, when they would not receive free meals at school. With almost 400 runners, the 5k was a huge success bringing more awareness to this important issue. Embrace volunteers and participants at the event were led by Viera branch manager, Stephen Thaggard. Through Embrace Home Loans’ backing, The Children’s Hunger Project will be able to feed an additional 133 local children in 2018, and fewer children will go hungry on the Space Coast.
“At Embrace Home Loans, we are committed to helping those in our community, and we couldn’t think of a better way to exemplify that than to sponsor and participate in the Fight Child Hunger 5k,” said Jeff McGuiness, chief sales officer of Embrace Home Loans. “It’s probably difficult for many of us to imagine that kids are going hungry right here in our own community, but the sad truth is that it’s happening. We are thrilled we got to be a part of such an inspirational and powerful event.”
The Viera, Florida branch of Embrace Home Loans is also currently collecting donations in support of The Sharing Center of Central Brevard. Suggested donations include: nonperishable foods, clothing, shoes, books, toys, games, kitchenware, small appliances, home goods and personal hygiene products. All donations can be dropped off during business hours at 5500 Murrell Road, Suite 201 Viera, Florida 32940, now through April 6.
Additionally, Embrace Home Loans will be sponsoring The Sharing Center of Central Brevard’s Third Annual Amateur Backyard Barbecue Contest on April 7 at F. Burton Smith Park in Cocoa, Florida. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Weekend Feeding Program – a program designed to empower families with children by providing access to healthy food on the weekends while school is in session. The event will support struggling families with children who deal with hunger on a daily basis.
To learn more about the April 7 event, please visit http://sharingcenterbbqcontest.com/#.
About Embrace Home Loans
Founded in 1983, Embrace Home Loans has remained a prominent leader in the industry, having afforded borrowers and financial institutions an exceptional mortgage experience. Licensed in 46 states and D.C., Embrace has been recognized seven times as one of the Best Medium-sized Companies to Work for in America by Fortune and four times as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America by Inc. The company has also been recognized twelve times as one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island, as the Most Community Involved Company in Rhode Island, and the Leadership Excellence Award by Providence Business News. For more information, please visit www.embracehomeloans.com.