As we wrap up 2020, a time filled with uncertainty and challenges, the Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) has continued to fulfill its commitments to the organizations and Veterans we support. It would not be possible without the support of our borrowers, donors and Carrington Associates, so we wanted to share updates on what we’ve accomplished this year together.
REACT Virtual Event
The REACT Virtual Event on October 12th, which took place online in lieu of the 10th Annual Golf Classic, raised $1.2 million for CCF’s Signature Programs to continue to provide Mobility, Stability, Purpose and Prosperity for U.S. servicemen and women returning from post-9/11 conflicts. We could not have done it without your generous support. Since 2011, the CCF Golf Classic has raised nearly $23 million for CCF’s Signature Programs.
Melancon Home Completion
All interior work has been completed on the Melancon project. Matt moved into the home on November 16th and enjoyed his first Thanksgiving in his new forever home! Work is still being done on the rear exterior deck, which we hope to have completed soon, depending on weather conditions. The remodel provided Matt with an accessible shower in the Master Bathroom, as well as modifications to the front porch and rear deck to also be more accessible for Matt in the future.
For more information on Matt, please visit our website.
Update on Miles and Jernigan Homes
We have two additional homes underway and are excited to share the progress we’ve made.
Miles Home: All of the rough framing, rough electrical and rough mechanical work has been completed, and we have begun installation of the roof, exterior stone veneer and stucco work. Once the roof is complete, we’ll begin work on the insulation and drywall.
Jernigan Home: Rough grading of the lot is underway, and foundation work will begin shortly. Projected completion of the home is scheduled for June 2021.
“When I think of stability, it means having success and emotional well-being,” Jernigan said. “When you’re blind, out in the world, you have to be hyper-vigilant at all times, always listening for dangers. When I come home at the end of the day, I want to walk into a home where I don’t have to worry. When I come in from that sea of darkness, I’ll be in a home that was adapted to my disability – a safe place. That is what Carrington Charitable Foundation is going to do for me.”
For more information on Michael Jernigan and Matthew Miles, please visit our website.
Round Up Program
In September 2019, CCF launched the Round Up Program, allowing borrowers to make either a one-time or recurring donation to CCF with their monthly mortgage payment, in any amount of their choosing. To date, over 28,000 borrowers have made donations totaling $134,000. These generous donations are contributing to the inspiring work that is the CCF mission.
Every year, CCF supports CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Orange County, CA. This year, due to the pandemic, the drive CASA Holiday Gift Drive looked different. Despite the changes, Carrington Associates raised over $5,000 to provide 200 Amazon Gift Cards to children in the foster care system.
Other Carrington office locations held holiday drives of their own for local charities. In addition to CASA, our Anaheim and Aliso Viejo offices supported the Illumination Foundation Holiday Toy Drive. The Illumination Foundation provides targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless adults and children to break the cycle of homelessness. Our Greenwich, CT office participated in the local U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Our Westfield, IN office supported the Hoosier Veteran Assistance Foundation (HVAF) and U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to give back to local heroes who have served our country, and our local less-fortunate kids.
Animal Awareness Grants
For the sixth year in a row, CCF has proudly issued grants to select animal shelters and animal rescue organizations that need financial assistance. This effort was accomplished with the help of Associates who identified these organizations and nominated them to receive a grant. Each recipient received a grant of $1,000: 2nd Chances Rescue, Animal Friends of the Valleys, Arizona Beagle Rescue, Blue Ridge, Bull Terrier Club Rescue, City of Corona Animal Services & Enforcement, Friends of Bisbee Animal Shelter, Humane Society for Hamilton County, Kitten Rescue Los Angeles, Legacy Humane Society, OCSP Cat Rescue, Rockwall Adoption Center, Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, Spay and Neuter Syracuse.
Our work is never done. We are continuing to strive to make the lives of our Veterans just a little bit better; and we are always humbled by the support you provide that allows us to continue the programs that serve Veterans and other deserving nonprofit organizations. Thank you for joining us in the mission to aid our nation’s Heroes. Your support makes all the difference!