Mortgage Network runs in 5K to support our troops

Employees and friends from nine offices join in Andover, Mass for 5K to support homes for our Troops project for Marine Corporal Roger Rua

DANVERS, MA (April 28, 2017) — Forty-four employees and friends from nine offices of Mortgage Network Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S., participated in last Sunday’s Run for the Troops 5K in downtown Andover, Massachusetts, that will help build a new custom home for a wounded Connecticut soldier.

Proceeds from the event will enable Homes for Our Troops to build a mortgage-free, specially designed home for Marine Corporal Roger Rua of Middlebury, CT, who was injured in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2012. The vehicle Rua was riding in drove over a command-detonated improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Rua sustained fractures to his spine, femur and sternum as well as traumatic brain injury as a result of the explosion. Initially paralyzed from the chest down, Roger was able to walk again using only a cane following months of physical therapy.

Race proceeds also help military families through Fisher House Boston and Brides Across American organizations as well as help soldiers with PTSD through the military programs at Ironstone Farm.

“Mortgage Network was proud and privileged to help Roger by participating in last Sunday’s Run for the Troops 5K in Andover, Massachusetts,” said Robert McInnes, president of Mortgage Network. “Roger’s story is truly inspirational, as are those of all of the many other veterans that have been helped by Homes for Our Troops. I know I speak for all of our employees that being involved in the run was incredibly rewarding.”

“It was great to see so many people come together to support our veterans,” said William R. Kelly (NMLS #1494291), a loan officer in Mortgage Network’s Danvers Square, Mass., branch and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. “Many thanks to all of the sponsors who donated time, effort and money to support this great cause.”

Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network provides mortgage banking services in more than 20 states through a wide variety of retail offices built to fit each local market. Mortgage Network is more focused and agile than many larger competitors, which allows the company to provide a high level of service to its customers and its business and referral partners.

About Mortgage Network, Inc.

Mortgage Network, Inc. is one of the largest, privately-held independent mortgage companies in the eastern U.S., with more than 40 branch offices and licenses in 27 states. The company offers a flexible menu of agency direct, portfolio and jumbo solutions and is backed by its proprietary, award-winning technology and a commitment to help mortgage professionals grow their business. Year after year, more than 98 percent of Mortgage Network customers and referral sources say they would recommend the company to family and friends. Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network was founded in 1988 by Robert McInnes and can be found online at and on Twitter at

About Homes for Our Troops

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives. HFOT builds these homes where the veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. For more information visit


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