Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp. Helps
Transport Wounded Veterans
CEO Jim Hodge donates corporate jet and pilot to Veterans Airlift Command
July 22, 2010 12:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time
HOUSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation, the nation’s
largest privately held mortgage banker and broker (www.alliedhome.com), is donating its corporate jet and pilot to
support Veterans Airlift Command, an organization that provides free air transportation to wounded warriors,
veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer
aircraft owners and pilots.
Recently, Allied Home Mortgage pilot Don Palmer transported a wounded Iraq War veteran roundtrip from
Colorado Springs, Colorado to Kingsville, Texas aboard Allied’s Citation CE-560 aircraft. The purpose of the trip
was to allow the former soldier to visit his military unit in Texas, boosting his morale as well as that of his former
comrades. The veteran had been medically retired after being wounded by multiple improvised explosive devices
(IED’s) during his two tours of duty in Iraq. The mission took approximately 10 hours at a total cost of $28,000 to
Allied Home Mortgage.
“Don brought this organization to my attention, and I am proud for Allied to help them with these missions,” said Jim
Hodge, CEO of Allied Home Mortgage. “The men and women serving in our armed services – as well as their
families – have sacrificed so much for all of us. I think it is just wonderful that Veterans Airlift Command is working
to help them connect with loved ones and travel to get the medical treatment and rehabilitation services they need.
There are several other missions on the calendar we are looking to support. I see this as a long-term relationship on
About Allied Home Mortgage
Allied Home Mortgage is the nation’s largest privately held mortgage banker and broker with more than 200
branches throughout the US and the US Virgin Islands. Allied Home M