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By Kiara Johnson

This is, by far, one of my favorite times of the year! It’s the time of year where most people come together and realize how important it is to be thankful for the many blessings we have. We know everyone’s story is different, and no one is dealt the same hand. This is why it is so important for us to give back while we can. 

Here at First Integrity Mortgage Services, we don’t wait until this time of the year to show support to our community. This is something close to all of our hearts and an ongoing trend year round. Once a quarter, First Integrity Mortgage picks an organization to give back. Money is raised among the employees and donated at the end of the quarter. The organizations chosen are usually near and dear to the employees here.

In 2018 the organizations were the following: 


1st Quarter 2018 – A Safe Place


2nd Quarter 2018- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)


3rd Quarter 2018- ABC Brigade


4th Quarter 2018- Pink Angels

Although the majority of our donations come from our employees, everyone is welcomed to participate. If you would like to donate to FIMS current organization of choice, feel free to contact our office at 314-878-7900.

Backstoppers is another organization FIMS holds close to heart. Police officers, firefighters, and EMS workers continue to face significant challenges and make sacrifices for our safety every day. Supporting Backstoppers is one of our ways of saying “Thank You.” We give a $750 credit for every Backstopper loan we originate. The borrower receives $500 off closing cost, AND we donate $250 to the organization. 
We don’t stop there! Every year, in April, we host a Trivia Night in support of Backstoppers. 

Our first year in 2016, we raised approximately $8,000.
Our second year, we took it to a new level and raised over $16,000!  We didn’t stop there. In 2018, we hit a record of $22,000!!!  Everyone is welcomed to attend our trivia night. We will send out the details in early 2019.

Another group that we like to show our appreciation and support to is our Veterans, the individuals that have fought for our country and for our freedom definitely deserve a break and some recognition. Every VA loan that is originated, we waive our origination fee.  Just a simple way of saying “Thank You” and we appreciate everything you have done. So as we go into the holiday season, let’s show what the season is all about…Love, Peace, & Happiness!

If you would like more information or have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to Kiara Johnson, NMLS# 869292 directly at kjohnson@firstintegrity.com or 314-568-6389. 
Happy Holidays!