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Mortgage and Home Loan Company in St. Louis Gives Back! First Integrity Mortgage Services Loans

By Michelle Lewis 

Here at First Integrity Mortgage Services, giving to our community is one of our core pillars, along with teamwork, integrity, and customer service! Commitment to our community evident daily by our leadership, within our culture, in our vision, and our core values. It is woven within the fiber of who we are. 

All company meetings begin in the same way, with us reciting these words, “Our vision is to lend a helping hand to all in our community.” Clearly, this is a pillar upon which we can set a firm foundation.  

And it’s not just lip service, either! We put our money where our mouths are! Well, technically, it’s donations given, raised, and time invested, but you get the drift! We give back in many ways, including volunteering, hosting events, holding food drives, donations of time, and even digging into our own pockets! Each of our employees is encouraged and supported by leadership to give back to our communities.  

We pick an organization or cause each quarter to support with donations. The organizations we choose are personally significant, have touched our lives and hearts in meaningful, inspiring, and heartfelt ways!  

In 2019, some of the organizations and causes supported were: 

BackstoppersPolice Officers, firefighters, EMS workers put their lives on the line for our safety and we are proud to support Backstoppers not only with our donations raised by our annually held Trivia Night but also via our Backstopper loan program.  

The Backstopper Loan Program: FIMS gives a $750 credit, the borrower receives $500 off of closing costs, and we also donate $250 to the organization for each Backstopper loan originated.  

Our Veterans: Another group that we so much appreciate, respect, and support is our Veterans. These individuals have fought for our country and sacrificed for our freedom, and we are forever indebted to them.  

In support of our Veterans, one of the organizations we raised donations for this year was the Sgt. Bam Foundation, whose mission is to bring our Veterans more peace of mind when they’ve returned home by raising funds to train and distribute service animals to our Veterans in need. 

The VA Loan Program: In addition to the VA loan benefits such as 100% loan to value and no mortgage insurance requirement, First Integrity goes a little further to show our respect and appreciation for our Veterans. For every VA loan we originate, we waive the $985 origination fee as a way of saying “Thank You.”  

Here are just a few other causes and organizations First Integrity Mortgage Services has supported: 

  • SSM Health Foundation: Donations provided paid for materials to make blankets for those undergoing cancer treatments or in hospice care. 
  • St. Joachim & Ann (Food Drive & Blanket Collection) provides many services to those in need, including food and warmth.  
  • A Safe Place is a local domestic violence shelter who provides services to meet the immediate needs of individuals and their children who are victims of domestic abuse.
  • Autism Speaks to support people with Autism, and TASK, which creates and supports team activities for special needs kids.

All of us are so proud to be a part of this company, which is more like a family. First Integrity Mortgage Services believes in giving back, in supporting the needs of our communities, and consistently upholding our core values. Our commitment to serving, to helping, to giving is just part of what makes our First Integrity Family so unique and special!  

If you would like to propose a charity that is near and dear to your heart, please share your story with me, Michelle Lewis, at mlewis@firstintegrity.com or at 314-662-0364, NMLS# 640206.