Together, we can pay off the debt of those we’re forever indebted to. Today is Veterans Day, and on November 11, every time a person tweets “Thank you for your service,” Veterans United is contributing $25 to paying off the home loans of deserving former military personnel.
This amazing campaign is being marked by the hashtag #MakeItMeanMore, because, although they appreciate our gratitude, veterans deserve more than just a quick ‘thanks’.
Hank Bolden just received the news that his mortgage was being totally paid off. An Atomic Veteran who served in California, he was given just a few years to live after being exposed to radiation while serving. Now he’s a jazz saxophone student at the University of Hartford—and he’s on track to complete his degree at the amazing age of 83.
Watch the moment where the octogenarian finds out he no longer has to worry about his home loan.
In preparation for the campaign, the lender contacted Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Sinise to surprise Navy veteran Bill Day with the news that his entire mortgage had been paid off.
You’ve served your country, you’re taking good care of your family there and you’re working hard. We want to do a little something for youSinise
Bill expressed shock as he responds
My son is at school right now, he’s severely autistic, we’re having so many issues, this is just going to… You guys have no idea what you’ve just done for me. Thank you, that’s all I can say.Bill
Log onto Twitter now and send out your tweet. All it needs to say is five simple words: “Thank you for your service.” That’s it.
Remember to check out the new videos of veterans being surprised on YouTube throughout the day—and bask in the collective power one simple, heartfelt tweet can have in changing people’s lives.