At First Choice Loan Services, we highlight Worth as one of our Core Values. This encompasses several aspects of the word. First, we aim to enhance the long-term financial goals of our borrowing families. We also strive to bring worth through the individual contributions we provide to the loan process every day. On top of this, we want to add value to the communities we serve. One way that members of the First Choice Family add worth to their cities is through volunteering. In this volunteer spotlight, we’re excited to share a few of their efforts with these incredible organizations that all aim to improve our world.
Senior Vice President, Business Solutions
Terry recently participated in a golf tournament benefiting Operation Be Kind. This non-profit focuses on being kind and compassionate to all people experiencing hardships or illness. Its mission is to teach youth to be kind and compassionate to everyone and especially to those in need. Every month, they choose a cause and assemble Kind Bags filled with essential items particularly for the cause.
Assistant Vice President, Marketing
Kimberley and her daughter Samantha have spent 6 years volunteering at Maggie’s Place, an organization providing home pregnant and parenting women. The charity also offers counseling and life-preparedness classes, job opportunities, and a place for community. Kimberley and Samantha bring home-cooked meal for 12 on Wednesdays and watch the babies while the moms eat and visit with moms and babies after dinner.
Mortgage Loan Originator, NMLS# 1529907 | Costa Mesa, CA
For the past 14 years, Walter has volunteered his time with Point Loma High School Athletics. In his volunteer role, he serves as the end zone camera operator; his work helps provide breakdowns for the coaches to use. Walter travels 35 miles to offer his services. When asked what motivates him, Walter’s answer is easy: “The joy we get from helping these kids achieve their dreams of playing football under the lights, teaching them the skill-sets to assist them as they become young men is an extremely rewarding thing. We have a very successful program and have been to the Championship game 3 times since I’ve been at PL and we’ve been in the Playoffs every single year. I have many long friendships with the guys who have been on the Coaching Staff as long as I have and those friendships mean the world to me.”
Wife of James Iley, Executive Vice President of National Production | Dallas, TX
Apryl is deeply involved with her volunteer efforts, estimating having given over 900 hours of time this past year. She divides her time between three organizations. Apryl first works with Spark Ministry which provides support for abused and battered women; she has worked on a weekly basis with this ministry for the past 10 years and is a board member. For the past 5 years, Apryl volunteers monthly with the Taylor Hooton Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit organization leading a national campaign to educate youth and their adult influencers about the dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs including anabolic steroids, hGH, and unregulated dietary supplements. Prestonwood Pregnancy Center is the third organization to which Apryl donates her time. She has volunteered here weekly for the past 4 years as a counselor for expectant mothers. Clearly, Apryl is busy with these involvements, and we’re proud of her commitment to give back.
Producing Manager| Nashville, TN
Ted volunteers with 413 Strong which helps men between the ages of 18 to 30 who have a challenging background. 4:13 Strong’s intensive, 6-month residential program uses vocational, life and spiritual training to equip men to transform their lives. No matter what their past has held, 413 Strong equips each man with the skills he needs to start a career, gain financial independence, and be the man of character God created him to be. Ted has donated his time with 413 Strong on a weekly basis for the past 5 years. He is on the Board of Trustees, serves as an instructor for the Authentic Manhood class, and is the Fundraising Chairman.
Senior Vice President, Communications
For the past year and a half, Chad volunteers 10 to 15 hours a month to The Trevor Project. Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. He believes it is important to provide support and hope for those in the queer community and “be the person now who he needed then.”
Mortgage Loan Originator, NMLS# 13001 | Burlington, MA
Greg has volunteered with the Hingham Food Pantry for 15 years and with the Greater Boston Food Bank for 5 years. Both organizations benefit hungry families in Hingham and the greater Boston area. Greg serves once a month with the Hingham Food Pantry and three times a month around the holidays. He volunteers four times a year at the Greater Boston Food Bank. He loves how good it feels to know you are helping the hungry, especially the children and the elderly.
We are so proud of all the ways these individuals add worth to their communities and the organizations they serve.