The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Open Doors) today announced that it is accepting “Text-to-Give” donations. MBA President and CEO David H. Stevens, CMB, made the announcement during his opening remarks to the conference. MBA Opens Doors is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to families with a critically ill or injured child by making their mortgage or rent payment.
Any Opens Doors Foundation supporter with a cell phone can text “ODF” to the number “20222.” Once the donor confirms the return message a donation in the amount of $25.00 is made to the Foundation. A one-time $25.00 donation is charged to the donor’s wireless bill or prepaid balance.
“The attendees at MBA’s conventions have already been very generous. More than $20,000 has been raised at MBA’s meetings in 2016 alone, through small donations of individual members moved to give by the stories of families that Opens Doors has helped,” said Debra Still, Foundation Chairman and CEO of Pulte Mortgage. “By using ‘Text-to-Give’ we can streamline that process and make it much easier for individual members to give not only at our conferences and meetings but throughout the year.”
Opens Doors is currently able to pass on 100 percent of the donations it receives to families in need of assistance. Potential recipients of the grants are identified through the Foundation’s ongoing relationship with children’s hospitals in Washington D.C., Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver and Houston.
Opens Doors is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible. For more information about the Foundation or to make a donation, please go to www.mbaopensdoors.org.
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