Showing gratitude and saying thank you is the least we can all do for the veterans who fought for our country. This November 11th, however, owing it to Veterans United Home Loans and their champagne ‘Make It Mean More’ our thank you meant a lot more than words, in fact each of the tweets which said, “thank you for your service” was worth $25.
The money raised were used to pay off the home loans of those who were willing to put their own lives on the line for the safety of ours.
We’ve been turning every “thank you for your service” tweet on #VeteransDay into $25 toward paying off Veterans’ homes! Watch us surprise these deserving #Veterans with help from our friends @GarySinise, @JoeMantegna, @iamjrmartinez, @RobertIrvine & more: https://t.co/uuoQSdjXJE pic.twitter.com/ODZab4Cgh4
— Veterans United (@veteransunited) November 11, 2020
Among the celebrities who supported this campaign were Gary Sinise, J.R. Martinez, and Joe Mantegna who are all known for their work towards welfare of veterans. They had the honor to tell some of the former military members of the gift they received.
Sinise called Bill Day, a single father of four, and the video call was truly emotional. “I get to be the messenger to tell you that you’re gonna get your entire mortgage and your loan paid off by Veterans United,” Sinise said, as quoted by People. “You’re not gonna have to worry about any of that.”
Needless to say, Day was touched to the core. He couldn’t find the right words to say how happy he was. “My son is… severely autistic and we’re having so many issues that this is gonna just help,” he said. “It’s gonna help a lot.”
Joe Mantegna told Ryan, and his wife, Stefani, the news that the home they live in is now theirs. Neither the veteran nor the actor could stop tears from rolling down their faces.
The number of tweets expressing gratitude for the veterans was 90,950, which equaled to $2,273,500. This covered the home loans of 11 veterans.
We are so very thankful to everyone who took part in this campaign which changed the lives of our everyday heroes. Hopefully, others will join this initiative in the future and even more veterans will receive the kindness Veterans United Home Loans offers.
What you all have done on #VeteransDay is nothing short of amazing! 🤩 By midnight, 90,943 tweets thanked #Veterans for their service, raising $2,273,575 to pay off Veterans’ homes! 🏠🇺🇸 We encourage everyone to watch Veterans receiving the news: https://t.co/iRQw3bfdd9
— Veterans United (@veteransunited) November 12, 2020
Other organizations which aim at helping veterans and are collaborating with this one are Veterans Community Project, Homes For Our Troops, and the Gary Sinise Foundation.