PMC in the Community

Everyone at Paramount Mortgage Company believes in being involved in our community. Giving of our time, talents and resources not only grows our hearts, but makes this a better place to live.

Team members are involved in industry organizations (Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis, HBA, National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, St. Louis Association of Realtors, etc.), community efforts and participate in dress-down for charity days and support a different employee chosen charity each month.

Change to End Homelessness

The BackStoppers

In the United States, we are protected and served by over 10 million First Responders. These police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, and other similar professionals run toward trauma and disaster to save those affected. Each time a First Responder puts on the uniform, he or she is at great risk.

National Down Syndrome Society

Approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making it the most common chromosomal condition. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21, which alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.

American Heart Association

According to the CDC, one out of every four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease. Approximately 610,000 people die from heart disease each year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women.

Powered by Hope - Team Pedal the Cause

In 2017, there will be over 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses in the United States, according to cancer.org. The devastation of cancer is both widespread and deeply personal to many, including the team at Paramount Mortgage Company. In 2008, our friend and family member, Teri Griege, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation: Jeremiah's Team

By the time you finish reading this, another child somewhere in the world will be diagnosed with cancer. In the U.S. alone, about one in every 285 individuals will have cancer before they turn 20. Childhood cancer, which takes the lives of more U.S. children than any other disease, presents unique challenges for researchers. There are over a dozen types of childhood cancers and countless subtypes, some of which never strike after age 5 and others that occur most often in teenagers. Children are also susceptible to some adult cancers, but must be treated differently than adults.

Pedal the Cause

A total of 1,688,780 new cancer cases and 600,920 deaths from cancer are projected to occur in the US in 2017, according to cancer.org. The site also reports good news: “A steady decline over more than 2 decades has resulted in a 25% drop in the cancer death rate in the US, equaling 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and 2014.”

The BackStoppers

 

A famous quote by Mr. Rogers says this: When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Stray Rescue of St. Louis

In July, we shared about a wonderful organization, Stray Rescue of St. Louis. This no-kill organization officially began in 1998, with the mission to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. Most of these animals have been abused and neglected, some chained near the buildings their owners left behind.

National Kidney Foundation

When people think about their health, they often don’t think about their kidneys. However, kidneys serve vital functions, such as filtering blood, helping to make red blood cells and control blood pressure, and keeping the proper amounts of fluid in the body. One in three U.S. adults are at risk for kidney disease, which usually has no early symptoms but can lead to serious complications once it progresses.

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