Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation Surprise Veteran with Mortgage-Free Home During Rose Parade

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dominic Perrotte III expected to ride in the 126th Rose Parade to represent Americans who have served in the military. Instead, he was surprised with a mortgage-free home provided by Wells Fargo & Company and the Military Warriors Support Foundation during the New Year’s Day parade.The theme of this year’s parade was “Inspiring Stories” and the home donation to Staff Sgt. Perrotte is being described as one of the most “inspiring stories of the day.” The Purple Heart recipient, who served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, will receive a home in Hampton, Virginia, where he and his family plan to settle down to be closer to family and friends.“As we start off the New Year we could not be more excited than to honor Staff Sgt. Perrotte and help him achieve his goal of homeownership with a mortgage-free home donation,” said Tim Sloan, Senior Executive Vice President, head of Wholesale Banking, Wells Fargo. “Along with Military Warriors Support Foundation, we salute Staff Sgt. Perrotte, who bravely served his country, and take pride in being a part of the great tradition of the Rose Parade.”Wells Fargo supports the Military Warriors Support Foundation, which is committed to helping veterans like Staff Sgt. Perrotte transition back to civilian life. For his service and sacrifice, MWSF selected him to receive the Wells Fargo-donated mortgage-free home through its Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program.“Like many Americans, our heroes have a desire to own a home but with the battle injuries they have, there can be obstacles to making that a reality,” said Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco, founder and CEO, Military Warriors Support Foundation. “These homes help to fill a significant need for veteran housing, but it would not be possible without the support of great partners like Wells Fargo. Presenting these homes to veterans lets them know that people care.”In 2012, the same year Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation began working together, Wells Fargo’s Military Affairs program pledged $35 million over a three-year period to assist service members and veterans with sustainable housing, career transition and customized financial education. Thirty million dollars of that pledge is earmarked for home donations. Since January 2013, Wells Fargo has donated nearly 200 properties valued at more than $30 million, surpassing the commitment it made two years ago.Veterans interested in the Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program should visit the Military Warriors Support Foundation website for more details at www.militarywarriors.org.In addition to the Rose Parade closing ceremony Wells Fargo’s iconic stagecoach equestrian units made an appearance earlier in the parade hosting riders from Villa Esperanza Services, a Pasadena-based agency dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities. For the past 21 years Wells Fargo executives have served on Villa Esperanza Services’ board of directors to help bring hope to families in Southern California.Riding in the stagecoach on New Year’s Day was Villa Esperanza Services participants Joan Feser and her three children Michael, John and Julianna; Stacy Baskin and her daughter Simone; Margaret Morris and her sister Kathy Hess; Villa Esperanza CEO Kelly White; Villa Esperanza Board Chair Candice Rogers; longtime Villa Esperanza supporter Rich Byrd from Abbot Downing; and Wells Fargo Southern San Gabriel Vice President Tiffiney Lockett.Villa Esperanza Services helps more than 600 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families each year in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Since 1961 the nonprofit organization has been a leader in advocating and advancing services for the developmentally disabled. Villa Esperanza Services excels in offering progressive and innovative approaches and solutions, featuring individualized programs and a lifetime continuum of care. To learn more about Villa’s collaborative approach, log on to www.VillaEsperanzaServices.org. Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Singaporean Navy Disrupts Sea Robbery

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Singaporean Navy Disrupts Sea Robbery September 2, 2015 View post tag: Republic of Singapore After sharing information on the incident and perpetrators with GUSKAMLABAR, the TNI AL Western Fleet Sea Security Group, and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, which deployed assets to assist in searching for the robbers. The TNI AL successfully apprehended the three robbers and recovered the stolen cargo. The RSS Resilience accompanied Permata 1 safely to Singapore waters where the Police Coast Guard boarded the tugboat for investigation.[mappress mapid=”16819″]Image: MINDEF Singaporean Navy Disrupts Sea Robbery Authorities View post tag: Fearless-class vesselcenter_img View post tag: Indonesian Navy View post tag: Malaysia The Republic of Singapore Navy’s Fearless-class patrol vessel disrupted a sea robbery on a Malaysian-flagged tugboat Permata 1 in the eastern approaches of the Singapore Strait yesterday, September 1.In collaboration with the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL), the robbers were apprehended and the RSS Resilience escorted Permata 1 safely to Singapore waters. All crew on board the tugboat are safe and unharmed.Earlier yesterday, September 1, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Operations Control Centre received a report from Permata 1 that robbers had been sighted boarding their barge while transiting the eastern approaches of the Singapore Strait. The RSN’s Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF) immediately deployed the RSS Resilience. Upon sighting the warship, the robbers fled towards Indonesian waters.The RSS Resilience (foreground) escorting Permata 1 (centre) to Singapore waters following the successful disruption of the sea robbery Share this article View post tag: RSNlast_img read more