Approved Mortgage Donates Meals to Front Line Workers at Hospital

May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small business, healthcare workers, and first responders hard. Supporting the local essential front line workers and small businesses is so important right now. 

Approved Mortgage partnered with Absolute Lending Logistics and recently purchased meals from a local restaurant that were used to feed over a hundred of the front line workers at a local hospital. 

“Our goal was to come up with a creative way to feed essential front line healthcare workers at a local hospital while also driving additional business to a local restaurant,” said Derrick Christy, CEO of Approved Mortgage. “We also wanted to make sure that we were able to do so in a safe and controlled way to ensure everyone’s health during these unprecedented times.” 

Each meal that was purchased by the mortgage company, was individually prepared and packaged by the restaurant Oaken Barrel. The individual meals were then secured and dropped off inside a safe location at Saint Francis South-Cancer Center and Hospital where a controlled pick-up was coordinated for essential front line healthcare workers. 

“We’ve been pretty fortunate that our business has been deemed as an essential business, and even though most of our team members are working from home, we are still able to operate our business as usual,” said Jim Landwerlen, President of Approved Mortgage. “So we thought we would be better able than most other business to help others in our community as long as we were able to work out the logistics.” 

The restaurant, hospital, and mortgage company collaborated together on delivering the free meals to nurses, doctors, paramedics, and other essential healthcare workers. In doing so, Approved Mortgage continues to advocate for community goodwill, especially during times of need. In addition to donating the meals, the company hosts an annual blood drive, supports the local humane society, Leadership of Johnson County, and several other local and state organizations trying to make a difference in their communities. 

About Approved Mortgage 

Approved Mortgage is the largest and oldest locally owned mortgage banker in Central Indiana with over 5 billion funded for Indiana families.   As an industry leader for over 20 years, Approved Mortgage is recognized by Zillow® as a 5-star lender, rated a Top 20 Broker by Expertise®, and ranked by Entreprenuer.com® as one of the top 25 Best Small-Company Cultures. Approved Mortgage is a direct lender with in-house underwriting that allows for same day approvals.  We provide a vast array of residential mortgage loans that has served thousands of families making their dream of home ownership a reality. Our residential product line includes conventional, jumbo, FHA, VA, reverse mortgages and portfolio loans for purchase, refinance, and construction transactions. We also offer a variety of commercial real estate loans for multifamily, office, retail, warehouse/flex space, as well as business loans including SBA, lines of credit, credit card merchant services accounts, and factoring.  We look forward to assisting you with your mortgage loan needs by delivering just the right product you need and with the service you deserve. Approved Mortgage has served thousands of satisfied clients and is an A+ accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.