The Carrington Companies and Carrington Charitable Foundation Help to Complete Five Custom Home Builds for Severely Wounded Veterans to Date in 2015; More on Track by Year-End

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carrington Companies (Carrington) and the Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) are pleased to announce the fifth home in our 2015 series of builds has been delivered to USMC SSgt Jason Ross and his family in the San Diego area. Carrington and CCF in collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation have delivered ten homes since the inception of the partnership in 2014 to catastrophically wounded Heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and their families across the United States.
Carrington's donation of project management and real estate development services, and donations from the Carrington Charitable Foundation, contributed to the completion of five custom homes in 2014, and five to date for 2015. Each home is designed to ease daily living challenges with features like home automation, modified home access points inside and out, specially designed kitchens and bathrooms and more, in an effort to make daily life just a bit easier for the Veterans and their families or caregivers.
The 5th Annual Carrington Charitable Foundation Golf Classic on October 12th (Columbus Day) at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California is expected to raise nearly $2 million to support CCF's own Carrington House program, the Veterans Airlift Command, and CCF's collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation. The event will serve as one of CCF's largest public fundraising programs supporting our work in 2016. Through the generosity from supporters since its inception five years ago, CCF's Annual Golf Classic has raised over $6 million. To date this year's event has already raised over $900,000 through sponsorships and donations, with many donor and sponsor opportunities still available.
To celebrate our fifth year in style, CCF is hosting Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band in concert at the National Grove in Anaheim, California. The twelve-member band, including Gary, covers hits from every genre in support of our nation's defenders and first responders and their families who have sacrificed so much fighting to protect our Freedom.
"We are really looking forward to our 5th annual event, the best yet to benefit our wounded Veterans and their families," said Rosemary Rose, Carrington Charitable Foundation's Chairman of the Board. "We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude and support to America's Heroes. The effort of CCF and support of our donors, partners, friends and families are one way that we give back to our extraordinary Heroes and their caregivers who truly deserve a place to call home," she added.
To learn more about the 5th Annual Carrington Charitable Foundation Golf Classic and participation opportunities, please visit: https://carringtoncf.org/golf/home.
About Carrington Charitable Foundation:
Carrington Charitable Foundation ("CCF") is a non-profit organization of The Carrington Companies. CCF seeks to promote giving back to the community through causes that reflect the interests of Carrington leaders and employees (collectively known as our "Associates"). The Foundation supports a variety of non-profit causes across the United States through fundraising events, donation drives, and volunteering, most notably in support of the organization's Annual Golf Classic held every October, which raises in excess of $1 million each year.
Our signature program, Carrington House, provides housing assistance to honor the selfless sacrifices of our nation's servicemen and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country's freedom. Carrington House seeks to assist our Veterans through programs which include the collection of donated homes near key military hospital centers for families to live in during the difficult post-injury recovery process, as well as the rehabilitation and sale of homes donated by Bank of America. Funds from the rehabilitated home sales are directed toward the new homes for our Veterans constructed in collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF).
The fundraising efforts of Carrington Charitable Foundation and the operational support from The Carrington Companies together with GSF's R.I.S.E. program enables the construction of  custom, automated homes all across the United States to meet the unique needs of each wounded veteran.  These homes restore the feeling of independence and freedom to live comfortably to each wounded veteran and their family. All of the money raised under Carrington House is allocated directly toward the construction of these homes. Five homes were completed in 2014 and six homes are expected to be completed in 2015.
With the support of the majority of Carrington's four thousand Associates, CCF has raised nearly $10 million to date, and has supported over 50 charities since its inception. The Carrington Charitable Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation chartered under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)(3). [California Tax ID 27-2073758.] Read more about our mission at: http://carringtoncf.org.
About The Carrington Companies:
The Carrington Companies is the parent of Carrington Holding Company, LLC (CHC), which owns and operates multiple businesses that cover virtually every aspect of single family residential real estate transactions – investments in U.S. real estate and mortgage markets, loan origination and servicing, asset management and property preservation, real estate sales and rental, and title and escrow services. Some of CHC's affiliate companies include Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC, Carrington Capital Management, LLC, Carrington Development Company, LLC, Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, Carrington Property Services, LLC, Carrington Home Solutions, L.P., Carrington Escrow, Inc., Carrington Title Services, LLC and Carrington Technology Solutions, LLC.
Bruce Rose is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Carrington Companies, and has been the visionary behind the company's growth from a fund investing in mortgage backed securities, to a vertically integrated financial services company with 16 operating units involved in virtually every aspect of residential real estate sales and financing. With 40 years of experience as an Airline Transport Rated Pilot, Mr. Rose has personally flown the Carrington aircrafts on various charitable missions, absorbing fuel and transportation costs to provide this crucial service free of charge. Mr. Rose has completed missions for the Corporate Angel Network, an organization that transports cancer patients to and from treatment centers, the Veterans Airlift Command, a network of private pilots providing free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded Veterans and their families, as well as flight transportation donated and auctioned off by Carrington for charitable purposes. Mr. Rose joined the Advisory Board of the Veterans Airlift Command in November 2013 after having supported the VAC since 2009 and has been an active supporter of The Gary Sinise Foundation since October 2013.
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC is an equal housing opportunity lender. To learn more about Carrington Holding Company, visit our website at www.carringtonhc.com.
About Gary Sinise Foundation:
Gary Sinise Foundation honors defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. These include its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a specially adapted custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans.  Each home is customized to ease daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad.  The Gary Sinise Foundation is constructing these one-of-a-kind homes all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and family. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Soaring Valor, Invincible Spirit Festivals, and Arts & Entertainment Outreach.  Over the years, the Foundation has formed numerous corporate partnerships which support many of the Foundation's programs. For more information, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org.
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