CHICAGO, Nov. 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Guaranteed rate, a leader in retail mortgages and digital financial services, has raised more than $ 5 million in just 5 days to have a direct impact on mental health in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Project Healthy Minds and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
“1 in 5 Americans face mental health issues, which makes this a huge problem that we wanted to address through our partnership with these 3 great organizations – not only to raise awareness, but more importantly to have a direct impact on people struggling with mental health. »Declared the president and chief executive officer of the guaranteed rate Victor Ciardelli.
Guaranteed Rate has launched its Mental health week (November 15-19) to provide education and resources to those affected. The event, which is part of the company’s ongoing #GuaranteedLove initiatives, raised $ 5,099,999.85 over five days, with the company supporting donations with a matching $ 3 for $ 1. The funds raised will be used to provide direct services, including:
- Helping over 250,000 people find mental health services in the first year.
- Help launch the first smart recommendation engine for the world’s first digital mental health marketplace that will ultimately help millions of people.
- Help deliver more than 280 interactive screening programs on college campuses and workplaces across the country, serving approximately 100,000 people.
- Providing life-changing mental health programs for over 16,000 Veterans and their families to help them heal from combat stress, PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
To drive fundraising efforts, the guaranteed rate is hosted daily Live streams on YouTube with expert speakers and company ambassadors including UFC champion Rose Namajunas and PGA star Patrick Cantlay. These sessions, available online to guaranteed rate employees as well as to the general public, cover topics such as nutrition, movement, recovery, sleep and meditation.
During the week-long #GuaranteedLove program, part of the company’s long-standing commitment to its # 1 Core Value ” We are growing up for good“Ciardelli announced that the company will begin offering floating paid leave for mental health and another paid day off for volunteering.
“In America, 65 million people have been diagnosed with mental illness, and 60% of them don’t get the help they need,” said Phillip Schermer, founder and CEO of Project Healthy Minds, an organization non-profit that is building the first market for mental health. “Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Guaranteed Rate, Project Healthy Minds will be able to transform the mental health category and help tens of thousands of people find the mental health support they desperately need.”
“We are extremely grateful to Guaranteed Rate for this commitment to mental health and suicide prevention, and in particular for this very generous donation to the AFSP interactive screening program,” said Robert Gebbia, CEO of AFSP. “Our partnership with Rate Guarantee gives us the opportunity to expand the ISP program and give hundreds of thousands of students a secure and confidential way to connect to campus mental health services. “
“The Wounded Warrior Project exists to honor and empower wounded warriors and help them build their resilience to overcome mental health challenges,” said WWP CEO Lt. General (Retired) Mike Linnington. “The incredible response from Guaranteed Rate employees and their supporters will have a profound impact on the lives of thousands of warriors and prepare them for their next mission in life. “
Guaranteed Rate Mental Health Week follows similar charitable campaigns, including employee-led fundraisers that raised over $ 3.3 million for Baby2Baby and $ 3.4 million for Feeding America.
For more information visit Rate.com/MentalHealth
About guaranteed rate companies:
Guaranteed Rate companies include Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC and Proper Rate, LLC. The Chicago-based guaranteed rate companies together funded more than $ 73 billion in 2020 and have more than 10,000 employees in more than 850 offices across the United States. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, DC, the Guaranteed Rate has helped homeowners across the country with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low prices and providing unparalleled customer service. In 2017, the company launched Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a world leader in franchising and residential real estate brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the guaranteed rate companies have won numerous honors and awards, including: Forbes Advisor’s Top 10 Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for NerdWallet Refinancing for 2021; 2018 Best Lender for Online Service by US News & World Report; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 Award for the company’s industry-leading FlashCloseSM technology; # 3 in The Scotsman’s Guide to the Best Retail Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Lender of the Year by Chicago Agent Magazine for six consecutive years; and the Chicago Tribune’s list of the best places to work for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
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