NEW ORLEANS, June 24, 2009 — USFN-America’s Mortgage Banking Attorneys, recently took time out of its most recent mortgage servicing seminar to join forces with the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter to support community needs in New Orleans, according to USFN Executive Director and CEO Alberta Hultman.
Held on June 4, 2009, 50 attendees participated in a special service project designed to contribute to those in need in the New Orleans area. The day began with an enlightening bus tour through some of the city areas most affected by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, providing participants a first-hand glimpse into the havoc that was wreaked by the storm. After returning to the Red Cross headquarters, USFN attendees met with Southeast Louisiana Chapter CEO Kay Wilkins, who shared stories of the challenges faced by the city, immediately after the storm and continuing through current times. The group then assembled more than 330 comfort kits, which will be provided in the future to families who are displaced due to a disaster. The kits, 3,000 of which are distributed locally each year, include essential personal necessities, such as shampoo and toothpaste.
“To be able to assist the Red Cross in New Orleans was an extremely fulfilling experience for those who participated,” said Hultman. “This was only one event that demonstrates how our members and industry professionals give back. I am constantly encouraged by the spirit and dedication of the mortgage servicing community to support those in need.”
USFN is a national not-for-profit association of select attorneys; trustee companies and associates providing comprehensive default services to the mortgage banking industry.