CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina company wants to make sure the family of a fallen Marine can stay in their home, according to WSOC.
Staff Sgt. Kemp died in a Black Hawk Helicopter crash in March. He left behind a wife, a 1-year-old daughter, an unborn child and a mortgage payment.
His wife is expecting the couple’s second child on Veterans Day. She said she never imagined leaving the home she and her husband built together in Jacksonville, N.C., in 2012.
“We picked out everything, from the flooring to the carpet,” Jenna Kemp said. “It means a lot to be able to stay here and raise our children here.”
The couple’s mortgage lender, Movement Mortgage, is teaming up with Brothers in Arms Foundation to make sure she doesn’t have to leave her home.
Movement Mortgage employees Sean Wilkins and Brittany Langlois are helping raise money to pay off the family’s mortgage by collecting donations, selling T-shirts and hosting community fundraisers. They co-founded VERG, dedicated to helping the family.
They hope to have $250,000 in donations by the Fourth of July. So far, they’re at nearly $70,000.
Kemp was originally unaware of the fundraising efforts, but now said she’s forever grateful for the support. The organizers said they cannot wait to hand her a check.