Embrace Home Loans is sponsoring the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation’s B-25 World War II medium bomber plane appearance at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Wings ‘n Wheels show on June 10, alongside other partners including Revere Bank, Lowe/Tillsen Insurance and Fitzgerald Auto Malls. Visit Embrace’s table or see an Embrace employee to sign up for rides on a B-25 World War II medium bomber plane, the Panchito. In order to have the Panchito flown in for the event, Embrace Home Loans made a donation to the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation.
The B-25 was one of the most widely used medium bomber aircrafts during World War II, and this plane, the Panchito, will be taking flight during the Wings ‘n Wheels show. During the Embracing Our Veterans event, Panchito crew members and Embrace employees will be helping the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation with the event. In addition, for every six or more members who fly together, ten percent of the proceeds will go back to the Veterans’ nonprofit association. The plane rides will begin at 10:30 a.m., lasting approximately 30 minutes each, and the team anticipates around four plane loads of passengers taking flight at this event.
Bill Rozek, a senior loan officer at Embrace’s Rockville, Md. branch, organized the Embracing Our Veterans event. With over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Rozek has been with the Embrace team since 2009, and works closely with the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors. Rozek is a volunteer for the Delaware Aviation Museum and he is a member of the crew.
“In the past, we have offered rides to Veteran passengers who actually flew in B-25s during World War II. Their experiences have often been very exciting and emotional ones, full of nostalgia,” said Rozek. “My hope for this event is that we will provide a similar experience for Veterans who are visiting the Wings ‘n Wheels show. We want them to feel celebrated because we are deeply grateful for their service. At Embrace we love to give back, and we’re very excited about proceeds from the plane rides being gifted to the Veterans’ nonprofit association.”
Embrace and its employees have helped support not only military members and Veterans, but also local families in need, school supply drives, the families of active military members, and friends or families of Embrace employees who have had sudden emergencies such as a medical crisis, to name just a few. The national lender has raised thousands of dollars through its simple tradition of giving, and Providence Business News has recognized Embrace as the Most Community Involved Company in Rhode Island.