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Posted 14 August 2013 7:48 PM by admin

Embrace Home Loans Dives Deep to Support Save the Bay RI

Newport, RI - On the day before the 37th Annual Save the Bay (STB) Swim, Embrace Home Loans’ employee Kelly Kittel initiated a “jeans day.” Embrace often has a jeans day to raise money for colleagues, worthy causes and friends in need. This is a day when employees donate $3 or more for a good cause and the privilege of dressing down. Kittel is adamant that Save the Bay’s ongoing efforts to restore and preserve Narragansett Bay are as critical now as they were in the early 70’s. While she agrees that progress has been made, she is quick to add,“there is still much work to be done. This year in particular presented challenges for Save The Bay’s efforts as a whole. First, Hurricane Sandy severely damaged their Education Center & Aquarium in Newport.  Then, due to sequestration, the navy base withdrew their permission to start the swim at the War College, forcing STB to change to a triangular course beginning and ending in Jamestown.  July 20 marked the 37th year of STB’s largest and most-loved fundraiser, yet many swimmers opted out because of the new course. And finally, a succession of beach closures made it difficult to find clean water in which to train.”


Not only were Kittel and Embrace able to raise nearly $1,300 for the long-standing campaign; two generations of Kittels represented Embrace in the annual swim. Kelly, who swam for her 13th time, was joined by her 23 year-old daughter Hannah, who swam for her 6th time, and her 20 year-old son Micah, participating for his second time. Swimming with her children means a lot to Kittel, who is committed to teaching all of her five children to make the world a better place. As the expression goes, quotes Kittel “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”


ABOUT Save the Bay was incorporated in 1970 and founded on the community’s desire to protect our most precious resource – Narragansett Bay. For more information and to contribute to Save the Bay RI visit


ABOUT Embrace Home Loans - Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Newport, RI, Embrace Home Loans is a direct lender for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, approved by FHA and VA, and is an issuer for Ginnie Mae. A member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA), Embrace Home Loans is an Equal Housing Lender and an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau. Additionally, Embrace Home Loans has been recognized for its excellence in the workplace and devotion to community service through numerous local and national awards, reflecting the lender’s commitment to its strong values and outstanding service. Embrace Home Loans is a national lender helping hundreds of thousands customers to date. To learn more about Embrace Home Loans visit:

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Tim Coutis, Creative Director

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