Caliber Home Loans announced that it has raised $500,000 for United Way as part of its “Caliber Kindness” fundraising initiative.

The fundraising initiative was held by the Texas-based lender to benefit food banks and other community support services related to COVID-19 relief efforts. The funds, which include almost 2,000 donations from Caliber Home Loans employees and a company match, will be distributed by United Way to more than 50 communities across the country.

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“The Caliber Kindness campaign reflects our ongoing commitment to giving back to those communities where we live and work,” said Sanjiv Das, CEO of Caliber Home Loans. “We’ve seen unprecedented hardship impact the world over the past several months, and at Caliber, we felt it was important to do our part to help. I’m so proud of how our employees stepped up to this challenge, and we’re thankful for United Way’s partnership and support in getting donations to those most in need.”

“We are pleased to have Caliber Home Loans as a new national supporter,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County in Texas. “In just a few months, they have become a vital partner and we are thankful for our new relationship. We are grateful to the company’s employees for their generous donations that will help so many in our communities as we continue to provide assistance to those impacted by COVID-19.”