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Hudson & Marshall Donates to Military Warriors Support Foundation

National real estate auction firm ""Hudson & Marshall"":http://www.hudsonandmarshall.com donated $65,000 to the ""Military Warriors Support Foundation"":http://www.militarywarriors.org on Monday. The foundation provides assistance to combat-wounded veterans during their transition to civilian life through a variety of programs, offering a gateway to education, life skills, employment, and homeownership.

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""Hudson & Marshall is truly a family business in all senses of the word, and this is a way for our family to show our support for military families and our appreciation for all they sacrifice,"" said Dave Webb, principal of Hudson & Marshall.

Webb added that because Hudson & Marshall works in the housing industry, holding home auctions every week, the foundation was a perfect charity partner because of its Homes for Wounded Warriors program, which awards mortgage-free homes as well as financial mentoring to injured veterans.

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Presenting the check to Three-Star General Leroy Sisco, founder of the Military Warriors Support Foundation, was Webb, who also personally matched the charity donations dollar for dollar to bring the total to $65,000.

""As a company, Hudson & Marshall raised more than $30,000 through portions of proceeds earned auctioning homes in blighted neighborhoods,"" said Webb. ""Being raised in a military family - both my father and brother are colonels - I was honored to add to that contribution.""

Also in attendance was Ken Eakes, executive director of the foundation, and Ed Delgado, CEO of the ""Five Star Institute"":http://www.thefivestar.com. It was just in September at the Five Star Default Servicing Conference and Expo that the Military Warriors Support Foundation presented the keys to seven mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans.

According to General Sisco, each mortgage-free home donation costs the foundation approximately $20,000, so Hudson & Marshall's check is going to cover the cost of three of those seven homes that were donated during the Five Star Conference.

""What really touches me is how everyone in this country feels about our heroes and wants to help them,"" said General Sisco. ""And they all are wanting to do it, but a lot of them just don't know how. We have a tool that allows them to participate, especially for those in this industry.""

Hudson & Marshall plans to continue its charity involvement with the Military Warriors Support Foundation, and both organizations hope others in the housing industry follow suit.

About Author: Carrie Bay

Carrie Bay is a freelance writer for DS News and its sister publication MReport. She served as online editor for DSNews.com from 2008 through 2011. Prior to joining DS News and the Five Star organization, she managed public relations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for several B2B companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. She also wrote for retail and nonprofit organizations upon graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in journalism and English.
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