Tucson, Ariz., November 1, 2016 – The Dempsey Team at VIP Mortgage carried on the companywide tradition of giving back to the community by spending a morning volunteering at the Assistance League with their Operation School Bell program.
Assistance League is a national, nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs, like Operation School Bell. Providing school age children with the greatest need in Tucson with appropriate clothing to encourage regular school attendance and self-esteem, more than 58,000 children have been helped since its inception in 1994.
Said Buzz Dempsey, Senior Loan Officer with VIP, “it’s important for me and my whole team to give back to the community. We have been donating our time with Operation School Bell for several years now and seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces is what keeps us coming back year after year.”
When the kids arrive, they are greeted by volunteers who work one-on-one with each child to provide them with new clothing and an age-appropriate book to take home. Each child receives two pairs of shorts or jeans, one hooded jacket, three shirts, six pairs of underwear, six pairs of socks and a gift card to Payless Shoes. The new clothes are packed into a reusable laundry bag to take home.
Jay Barbour, VIP Founder and President, said of the Dempsey Teams continuing commitment to volunteerism, “Buzz and his team epitomize what all of us at VIP Mortgage stand for.” He continued, “I will always support my employees volunteering efforts and I am proud to say that giving back has been engrained into our culture.”
About V.I.P. Mortgage – Founded in 2006 amidst the collapse of the housing industry, VIP Mortgage is dedicated to restoring the reputation of the mortgage industry by building relationships for life. As a full-service, direct lender headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, the Company employs more than 450 employees in 25 branches, and is licensed in 16 states – AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, IL, IN, MI, MN, NE, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, and WI. © V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) Company ID# 145502. Refer to www.nmlsconsumer.org to see where the Company is a licensed lender.