Freedom Mortgage announces 2021 Celebrate Freedom Award winners

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Freedom Mortgage, one of the largest full-service mortgage companies and the leading VA and FHA (state insurance) lender in the United States, has Nebraska-based Brent Evanoff. named this year’s winner of the Celebrate Freedom Award. Evanoff was officially recognized at the Wawa Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia on July 4th, where the Freedom Celebration was held in front of Independence Hall. In addition to a trip to the festival for two, Evanoff received a check for $ 10,000 from Freedom Mortgage.

Evanoff, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with the Veterans Administration, was selected from nearly 1,000 entries for the Freedom Mortgage Celebrate Freedom Award. Evanoff, a U.S. Army veteran, also served as a firefighter and medic for the city of Omaha for 13 years before joining the VA. His dedication to the service inspired three of his children to serve in the U.S. military.

“I am surprised and honored to be recognized by Freedom Mortgage with this award among so many well-deserved applicants,” said Evanoff. “I believe that service to the nation can take place at any point in a person’s life or throughout their life. It is never too late to serve.

The Celebrate Freedom Award 2021, presented by the Freedom Mortgage competition, was open to all service members, veterans, and first-time first responders and healthcare workers. Participants submitted essays in which they answered the question, “What does it mean to you to serve the nation?”

Stanley C. Middleman, Founder and CEO of Freedom Mortgage, said, “We had many candidates this year who shared their heart stories in our Celebrate Freedom Awards competition. Our nation faced so many challenges over the past year due to the pandemic.We acknowledge the sacrifices made by people who chose to serve our country and how they have faced those challenges. These heroes really know what it means to serve a cause greater than themselves. We would like to congratulate and thank Brent on this year’s award and all who have turned to serve our nation. ”

For the first 600 prizes submitted, Freedom Mortgage donated $ 5 to Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the country with a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 pantry and meal programs. A total of $ 3,000 was donated to help provide at least 30,000 meals to people who are hungry.

Through Team Freedom Cares, the company’s employee engagement and philanthropic program, Freedom Mortgage supports many charities, including groups that support service members, veterans and their families. Last year, the company and its employees donated over $ 2.6 million to support multiple organizations including Feeding America®, Habitat for Humanity, MBA Opens Doors Foundation, The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, and others.

For more information on Freedom Mortgage’s philanthropic efforts, please visit

About Freedom Mortgage Corporation Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Freedom Mortgage is a full-service mortgage company that provides mortgage loans through retail, wholesale, and correspondence channels. As one of the largest lenders and service providers in the country, the company is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Freedom Mortgage is # 1 in VA and # 1 in FHA in the US (Inside Mortgage Finance, 2020) and one of the USO’s largest philanthropic supporters of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey in the mortgage industry. The company is also known for its dynamic work environment in which its team members can thrive. The company’s mission is to promote home ownership for all consumers across America. More information is available at


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