Purple Heart Veteran Receives The Gift Of A Lifetime: A Mortgage-Free Home on Long Island

Pictured center, left to right, are Kevin Palacios, Warehouse Logistics Manager at S-TRON, and Pete Matchull, President of S-TRON. 

For Immediate Release-June 29, 2019

Mastic, NY– Kevin Palacios, the Warehouse Logistics Manager for S-TRON, received a gift he never could have expected on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Fairway Foundation gave this twice-injured, Purple Heart vet the well-deserved gift of a mortgage-free home.

Steve Probst with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. said that the Fairway Foundation spent the last five years raising the $200,000 necessary to make this dream come true. The home was fully furnished and completely renovated. 

Volunteers of the Foundation realize how incredibly difficult it is for our veterans to re-integrate into society after careers in the military and for many, the desire to own a home is simply a dream. Our military service members don’t make huge salaries and need a place to live when they return home. Many of these veterans need special accommodations for injuries they received resulting from their military duty.

Palacios, a single father, admitted that finding housing has been difficult since getting out of the military in 2012. Wendy Lepkoff, a board member of the National Association of Remodeling Industry, explained that giving a free house to someone such as Palacios is just one way Americans can thank veterans for their sacrifice to our country. Kevin, we thank you for your service and that of millions of other military veterans.

About S-TRON

S-TRON, an official Veteran Owned Service Business is an electronic security integrator for national and regional retailers with thousands of installation locations and headquarters in Melville, New York. S-TRON provides outstanding customer service for national retail, grocery stores, restaurants and C-stores.

About The Fairway Foundation

Fairway Foundation, Inc. is the 501c3 arm of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. with branches in 49 states and 3000 employees. Fairway working with the Military Warrior Support Organization, another non for profit which obtained the homes through donations, has helped put over twenty veteran families on the path to mortgage-free homes.

Fairway has an ongoing Initiative to help more veterans nationally as our company has grown around its Core Values. Please find some video links below of events coordinated and hosted by Fairway.

Click here to visit their website and consider supporting this great organization.

Tina Dunn
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