VA lender donates to help vets with spinal injuries

by Ryan Smith08 Mar 2017
One of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the country has pitched in to help with the rehabilitation of disabled military veterans.

VA lender Guild Mortgage recently launched the Guild Giving Foundation to administrate its charitable and philanthropic initiatives. As its first major commitment, Guild donated $116,000 to the Infinite Hero Foundation, an organization that helps provide access to rehabilitation for disabled military veterans. At Guild’s request, the donation was used to purchase a wearable robotic exoskeleton from ReWalk Robotics. The device is designed for people with spinal cord injuries.

The ReWalk allows those with spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, and even climb up and down stairs. Guild’s exoskeleton was donated to the VA San Diego Healthcare System Spinal Cord Injury Center, according to a press release.

“Rather than directing this exoskeleton to one single individual, this unit will serve hundreds of patients who would otherwise be wheelchair-bound,” said Jeff Tarbell, regional vice president at Guild. “We wanted to honor those who made the biggest sacrifices for our country, by giving back with a gift that makes a huge difference in their lives.”

Guild offers a wide variety of residential loans. It also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, which provide 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards.