Thanking First Responders

A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. A hero steps up when help is needed, no matter how difficult or dangerous. A hero protects and provides for those who are in need, often disregarding his or her own needs.

Among the greatest heroes of our time are those men and women who serve as First Responders. Paramount Mortgage Company is proud to stand behind our heroes and hold them in the highest regard. We have made it a priority to honor them and thank them at every opportunity.

On April 22, 2017, we were able to do this in a tangible and meaningful way by participating in a special project with The Veiled Prophet Foundation. The Veiled Prophets are most well known for the annual VP Fair, now known as Fair St. Louis, over the 4th of July. However, the philanthropic arm of the organization participates in many community service projects throughout the year, with the goal “to improve the lives of all who call St. Louis home.”

For this project, over 100 volunteers gathered to say “thank you” and show support to the first responders who serve the City of St. Louis. Over 2500 care packages, containing gifts valued at more than $2.6 million, were assembled and distributed to police, fire and EMT departments for the City of St. Louis. The packages included vouchers for free tickets to both the Cardinals and the Blues, as well as a few other coupons and certificates.

Paramount Mortgage provided a significant portion of the $2.6 million, including a monetary donation used to offset the cost of the bags that contained the free gifts as well as providing a very valuable gift to each hero. The company provided a special message thanking our heroes, wrapped around a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar, as well as a magnet and a certificate for $1000 toward a home refinance or purchase. Our $1000 voucher is highlighted in this video, which details the project. 

Tyler Frank, PMC Vice President & General Counsel and member of The Veiled Prophets, shared his thoughts:“Founded in St. Louis over 45 years ago, Paramount has always made a priority to not only serve our mortgage clients but to give back the communities in which we all live as well.  This small token of appreciation is the least we can do for those who truly put themselves on the line for us each day.  Paramount was honored to participate in this special initiative and is forever grateful for their service.”

The entire team at Paramount Mortgage is excited to extend this “thank you” to the men and women of the City of St. Louis who bravely and selflessly serve us each day. Thank you, First Responders, for all you do!