We love National Hug A G.I. Day, which happens every March 4. And while we salute the men and women who protect our country on this day—and those who embrace them—every day is Hug A G.I. Day in our world.
There’s no end to the ways you can show G.I.s some love. In fact, the fine folks at nationalcalendarday.com have suggested sending a hug via phone, text, email or even snail mail, especially if your favorite G.I. is far away, but we have a few ideas of our own.
How To Hug A G.I.
- If you’re a housing agency, it’s pretty simple. You give veterans and military personnel a distinct advantage when buying a home. Our Home Is Possible For Heroes homebuying program offers a below-market fixed interest rate on a 30-year loan, which either reduces the monthly mortgage payment or helps military heroes afford more house. (Oh yeah, and it can be combined with our Mortgage Credit Certificate program with fees waived for qualifying veterans and military personnel—something they’ll appreciate every tax season for the life of the loan.)
- If you’re a lender, a real estate agent or other homebuying professional, you can get HIP-qualified so you can help your clients take advantage of our veteran- and military-friendly programs. (Encouraging heroes to save money is definitely a form of hugging!) In 2016, we helped an average of nearly 30 military families each month benefit from this program. We hope to help even more this year.
- If ‘President Of The United States’ and ‘mad painting skills’ happen to be on your resume, you may choose to pass out hugs a little differently, like George W. Bush is doing. His newly released book, Portraits Of Courage, features Mr. Bush’s writings about, and his paintings of, military heroes—and he’s donating his share of the profits to the Military Service Initiative. (We’re guessing the timing of the book release near National Hug A G.I. Day was purely coincidental, but his generosity will certainly help our heroes feel the love.)
- And lastly, if you’re a Nevadan who knows a veteran or member of the military interested in buying a home, you can let them know about the aforementioned Home Is Possible For Heroes program. Another hug-like gesture: Encourage attendance at the Veterans Housing Summit Saturday, March 18. In Las Vegas, the summit will be at 2550 Nature Park Drive, Suite 200, and in Reno, the summit will be at the National Automobile Museum located at 10 Lake Street. Experts in the real estate field will help veterans learn about topics like VA home loans, down payment assistance and the homebuying process. Of course, we’re guessing they’ll kindly take a literal hug from you, too.
We invite you to learn about all of our homebuyer programs, and encourage you to reach out to us. We love talking about what we do.