"Every day at Union Home Mortgage, we live by our slogan of “promises kept” and truly believe that everyone deserves the right to homeownership. The idea of home, though, for many individuals seems out of reach. For others, it includes the communities in which they live. That’s why in 2017, UHM and our Partners expanded that promise to our customers by also serving their local communities through donation drives and service opportunities. More importantly, we’ve realigned the mission of our charitable arm, the Union Home Foundation, to help families in our communities reach economic self-sufficiently, so they may achieve or maintain their dream of homeownership. To help support these activities and our Partners’ individual passions, our company launched a volunteer time off policy and celebrated our first Partner Impact Awards.
We also continued our wonderful partnership with the MBA Opens Doors Foundation, helping several families in Akron, Ohio with mortgage assistance so they can focus on one of the hardest challenges of their lives. We started new partnerships with area nonprofits tackling chronic issues like homelessness, and even involved our own employee partners in the effort to fight hunger as they collected over 10,000 pounds of food during our Partner Up for Plates campaign.
We’ve already seen an amazing impact that these programs have had on our communities, our company culture and our partners themselves in such a short amount of time, as you’ll see in this report. In many ways, 2017 served as the “ground breaking year” for our community programs and we’re excited to see what more we can accomplish in years to come."
Bill Cosgrove, President & CEO