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​​​​​​​​About Colonial

We know there are all kinds of banking, mortgage and insurance options you can choose from. That's why Colonial is here for you and always ready to help you decide which products are best for you. Here’s what makes us so different and why it adds up to bigger benefits for all our customers.


People-icon.pngRelationships. MADE HERE.

Colonial has cultivated a business model that is unlike any other in the financial industry, with service that goes well beyond the ordinary.




building-icon.pngWe've been around since 1952.

Since our founding by Chairman Emeritus Jimmy DuBose, we've resisted fads and stuck to our strength: offering good banking, mortgage and insurance products to our customers at fair prices and terms.



main-st-icon.pngWe're privately held – by choice.

We don't answer to thousands of stockholders with an appetite for pocketing huge returns on your money. Being privately held means our focus stays on our customers and not the whims of Wall Street.



national-icon.png Our performance is nationally recognized.

We're rated "Five Stars – Highly Recommended" by Bauer Financial as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country. Plus, we're recognized by Fannie Mae as one of the top mortgage servicers in the nation.  The Better Business Bureau has given us an A+ rating.



money-check-icon.pngWe retain servicing on 97 % of home loans we make.

We don't sell our mortgage servicing to other companies after closing. We collect your payments, manage your escrow accounts for taxes and insurance and maintain the relationship for the long term. Why does retained servicing matter so much? Because you'll always know who holds your home loan and who to call if you have questions or problems.



awards-icon.png We may not be splashy, but we're solid.

We don't spend millions of dollars on advertising because we'd have to pass those costs along to you. We rely on referrals from satisfied customers. Your opinion is more valuable than expensive ad campaigns.



What Our Customers are Saying

See what some of our most recent customers have had to say about their experience with Colonial in the following reviews:




Recent Recognition:

  Bauer Financial 5 Star Award - December 2017​   Colonial is recognized by Fannie Mae as one of the top mortgage servicers in the country for 2018.   Colonial is recognized by Fannie Mae as one of the top mortgage servicers in the country.   Colonial Savings Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation​​



People-icon.pngThe bottom line.

At Colonial you can bank big, without the big bank attitude. We offer all the financial services you need under one reliable roof, and nothing makes us happier than helping you find the services that fit your life.

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Community Involvement 



Colonial Holds Third Annual Diversity and Inclusion Celebrationhttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Colonial_Holds_Third_Annual_Diversity_and_Inclusion_Celebration.aspxColonial Holds Third Annual Diversity and Inclusion Celebration<p>​On Friday, August 16, Colonial held our third annual Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) celebration. This year's theme, "One Colonial. One Community." was chosen because of Colonial's ongoing efforts to support our local communities through volunteer work, donations and other means of support. </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"></p>​ <p>Colonial's annual D&I Celebration is an event that recognizes the importance of diversity, not just visual diversity, like gender or ethnicity, but also diversity of ideas, perspective, passions and beliefs. We also recognize the importance of having an inclusive culture built on respect and trust that encourages everyone to embrace th​e unique talents they have to offer.</p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Colonial celebrates Women's History Month by wearing purple" src="/community/PublishingImages/DSC_4251_smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:266px;" /> <p>​The organizations in attendance were the​ <a href="https://www.bgcgtc.org/" target="_blank">Boys and Girls Club of Tarrant County</a>​​, <a href="https://www.transforminglives.org/" target="_blank">the Center for Transforming Lives</a>, Fort Worth ISD, Housing Opportunities of Fort Worth, <a href="https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-chisholmtrail/" target="_blank">Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail</a>, <a href="http://ladderalliance.org/" target="_blank">Ladder Alliance</a>, <a href="https://www.loveacts.org/" target="_blank">Love Acts</a>, <a href="https://www.optimistclubfortworth.org/" target="_blank">Optimist Club of Fort Worth</a>, <a href="https://rmhfw.org/" target="_blank">Ronald McDonald House Fort Worth</a>, <a href="https://www.safehaventc.org/" target="_blank">Safe Haven</a>, <a href="https://samaritanhouse.org/" target="_blank">Samaritan House</a>, <a href="https://www.unitedwaytarrant.org/?fbclid=IwAR2tWcubfae792xzdn-cD1mhgyG-G3YVCB9gQcfvzzz0vR2ffloB4LI8UPA" target="_blank">United Way of Tarrant County</a> and <a href="https://www.womenscentertc.org/" target="_blank">the Women's Center of Tarrant County</a>. </p><p>In addition to inviting our community partners to this year's celebration was special guest speaker Kam Phillips of Dream Delivered. Phillips gave two inspiring presentations that were also live-streamed to employees who were unable to attend in person. She spoke about her work with Dream Delivered and making an impact in the community.</p><p>After last year's successful school supply drive that saw hundreds of donations to support two Fort Worth-area schools, Colonial wanted to hold a donation drive to support another local organization: The Women's Shelter of Tarrant County.</p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Colonial celebrates Women's History Month by wearing purple" src="/community/PublishingImages/DSC_4264_smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:266px;" /> <p>Dozens of items were donated to help support the organization whose mission is: "to inspire and empower women, men and children to overcome violence, crisis and poverty."</p><p>For the third consecutive year Colonial had food trucks on-site for lunch and employees enjoyed fun-filled music and a photo booth to celebrate the occasion. Employees also received a "One Colonial. One Community." tumbler.</p><p>Off-site branches held custom celebrations at their various locations and tuned in to watch the live stream of the guest speaker. CU Members Mortgage, a division of Colonial, enjoyed a fun-filled celebration that included games, yummy food and collected donations for Hope's Door New Beginning Center, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to building lives without violence in the Plano, Texas community.</p><p>Colonial's D&I Celebration will reach far beyond the event in August. For the first time Colonial is holding a month-long "One Colonial, One Community Team Volunteer Challenge."</p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Colonial celebrates Women's History Month by wearing purple" src="/community/PublishingImages/DSC_4295_smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:266px;" />​ <p>For the entire month of October, employees are encouraged to volunteer with their favorite local organizations and keep a record of the amount of time they have volunteered. At the end of the month, the winning team will be the branch or department that volunteers the most hours based on average time per employee. </p><p>The winning team will receive the "Jimmy Trophy," named after Colonial's beloved founder, Jimmy DuBose.</p><p>We would like to thank all of our community partners, employees and D&I Ambassadors for making this event a success. We look forward to providing more updates from our inaugural "One Colonial, One Community Team Volunteer Challenge" as we continue to give back to our wonderful communities.</p><p> ​<br> </p>2019-08-27T04:00:00Z
Colonial in the Community – Spring 2019http://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Colonial_in_the_Community_Spring_2019.aspxColonial in the Community – Spring 2019<p>​​​​​​​​​​The spring season is upon us. As we welcome warmer weather, longer days and of course, home buying season, we never forget the communities we serve. For decades Colonial has provided grants, co​​mm​unity service and other services to help those who are less fortunate. Below we have some highlights of what we’ve been up to in the community this spring.​</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">​<strong>Women’s Center o​​​f Tarrant ​​County D​​onation</strong></span></p><p> <img class="alignright wp-image-4215" src="http://www.colonialwalletwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/womendonation.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="" style="float:right;margin:5px;padding:0px;display:inline;" />The Colonial Savings Foundation recently provided a generous donation in support of the Women’s Center of Tarrant County. The donation will provide assistance to the center’s Employment Solutions program which works to provide holistic support to help women and men achieve their career and financial goals through integrated coachin​​g services.</p><p>In Picture: From left to right: Roberta Rotond​o, Women’s Center Events Manager and Laura Cadahia, SVP Human Resources – Colonial. </p><p></p><p></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Colonial Celebrates 25 Year​s w​ith Meals on Wheels</strong></p><p> <img class="alignleft wp-image-4215" src="http://www.colonialwalletwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Meals-on-Wheels2.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="" style="float:left;margin:5px;padding:0px;display:inline;" />Colonial celebrated an exciting milestone of 25 years of support for Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County! Meals on Wheels recently honored Colonial’s 25 years of service by donating a co​​mmemorative brick in the entry way to their Tarrant County headquarters in Haltom City, Texas.</p><p>Meals on Whee​ls Mission Statement is: “To promote the dignity and independence of older adults, persons with disabilities, and other homebound persons by delivering nutritious meals and providing or coordinating needed services.”</p><p>Meals On Wheels​, Inc. of Tarrant County is a nonprofit charitable organization that started in 1973. They now provide approximately​​ 1 million meals each year to citizens in need.</p><p>Pictured from le​​ft to right: Colonial Meals on Wheels Volunteers Blynda Coe, Jim DuBose, Jessica Craig, Bryan Korb, Dan Hagan and Laura Cadahia</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;">​<br></p><h2 style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;margin:5px 0px 10px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"></h2><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Hendrick Scholarship​​ Founda​tion Donation</strong></p><p> <img class="alignright wp-image-4215" src="http://www.colonialwalletwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Hendrick-Scholarship-Foundation2.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="" style="float:right;margin:5px;padding:0px;display:inline;" />Colonial proudly supports the Hendrick Scholarship Foundation (HSF) of Plano, Texas. HSF’s mission is to provide Plano Independent School District students and graduates aged 14 -19 who have overcome adversity with scholarships and support services to promote success in lif​​e by providing coaching/mentoring, educational planning, career guidance, referrals to community resources to assist with meeting basic living needs, life skills and personal development workshops.</p><p>Founded in 1991 by a gr​​oup of community businessmen and leaders, HSF has awarded more than $1 million dollars in scholarships to more than 300 students.</p><p>Pictured from left to right: John C​​alhoun, SVP Internal Audit – Colonial and Nancy Humphrey, Executive Director – HSF.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Junior Achie​​vement​ Donation</strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"> <img class="alignleft wp-image-4215" src="http://www.colonialwalletwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Junior-Achievement-Donation-2019-Cindy-Hames-President2.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="" style="float:left;margin:5px;padding:0px;display:inline;" /> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"> </p><p>On Tuesday, April 16, the Colonial Savings Foundation presented a generous donation of $4,000 to support Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail’s (JA) financial literacy development programs. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organizatio​n dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.</p><p>Pictured from​ left to right: Robert Turner, VP – CRA Officer – Colonial and Cindy Hames, President of Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail in Fort Worth.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"> </p><h2 style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;margin:5px 0px 10px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"> <strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> <br></strong></h2><h2 style="border:0px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;margin:5px 0px 10px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:#333333;"> <strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> <br></strong></h2><p></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Samaritan House​​​​ Donation</strong></p><p></p><p> <img class="alignright wp-image-4215" src="http://www.colonialwalletwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Samaritan-House2.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="" style="float:right;margin:5px;padding:0px;display:inline;" />On Wednesday, April 24, Colonial prese​nted Samaritan House of Fort Worth with a donation to support their continued efforts to create a supportive community by providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs.</p><p>Colonial will also be serving as a sponsor to Samaritan House’s Joe’s Run, an annual 5k/10k with all proceeds benefitting their worthwhile​​ cause.</p><p>Pictured from right to left​: Norbert White, President and CEO – Samaritan House, Robert Turner, VP – CRA Officer – Colonial, Heather Ly, VP and CFO – Samaritan House, Darla Tate, Director of Development – Samaritan House and Drew Byrne, Corporate Marketing Manager – VP – Colonial.</p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">YGC36 Don​​​​ation</strong></p><p>Colonial supports the YGC36 Youth Development Program with funding specifically provided for the expanded educational opportunities of the scho​​lar athletes served by the organization. Beyond building its tutoring platform, the YGC36 program provides encouragement by serving as a key resource for these students to gain needed exposure to college scouting offices through competition at higher level venues.</p><p>Pictured is the 2019 YG​​C36 team.</p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>Tarrant County Food B​​</strong><strong>​ank Spo​nsorship</strong></span></p><p>Colonial is excited to serve as a VIP Table Sponsor for the 17th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon. The Empty Bowls Luncheon is an annual event that benefits Tarrant Area Food Bank’s (TAFB) work to fight hunger i​​n the community. TAFB is the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties.</p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Easterseals North Texa​​​s – Hats off to M​​​others Sponsorship</strong></p><p>Colonial is proud to serve as the “Boater” hat sponsor for the Easterseals North Texas’ Seventh Annual Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon. Hats Off to Mothers honors Fort Worth women who have made significan​​t contributions to their families and the Fort Worth Community.</p><p>Easterseals North T​exas is a nonprofit organization that has provided services for individuals with disabilities and their families since 1939. Each year they assist more than 5,000 individuals of all abilities.</p><p>We’re just gettin​g started! Thank you to all of the generous Colonial employees who donate their time to help support all of these wonderful organizations.</p>2019-06-20T04:00:00Z
Introducing: Colonial’s Spanish Language Home Loan Portalhttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Introducing_Colonials_Spanish_Language_Home_Loan_Portal.aspxIntroducing: Colonial’s Spanish Language Home Loan Portal<p>Colonial is proud and excited to introduce our new, Spanish language home loan portal. The <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/home.aspx">Spanish Language Home Loan Portal</a> continues the theme that GoColonial.com set forth when it was launched in April 2016 – education and information. Current and potential customers alike can find information on all of Colonial’s home loan products and are encouraged to contact one of our knowledgeable <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/loan-officers.aspx">Spanish-speaking Loan Officers</a> that will assist them in all phases of the mortgage process – all in one place.</p><p>Colonial decided to launch a Spanish language portal in an effort to reach customers that may have previously been hesitant to inquire about purchasing a home due to language barriers. <img class="alignright ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" src="http://www.colonialwalletwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/spanish-alternate3.jpg" alt="Introducing: Colonial’s Spanish Language Home Loan Portal" width="320" style="float:right;margin:0px 0px 10px 10px;padding:0px;display:inline;" />According to the National Association of Hispan​ic Real Estate Professionals ® (NAHREP®), Hispanics will account for more than half of all new homeowners over the next several years.</p><p>“Colonial has been assisting individuals and families with their home loan financing needs for more than 67 years,” said David Motley, President. “Our new Spanish language home loan portal allows us the opportunity to better serve our community by providing information not only about Colonial as a whole, but our full suite of home loan products. We understand the importance for Spanish-speaking customers to be able to review various mortgage programs in the language that they are most comfortable with, and have the ability to call or email a Spanish-speaking loan officer who will be available to answer any questions they may have about moving forward.”</p><p>Now Spanish-speaking customers have the ability to browse Colonial’s full suite of home loan products and offerings including <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/loantypes/prestamo-convencional.aspx">Conventional</a>, <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/loantypes/hipotecas-de-administracion-federal-de-vivienda.aspx">FHA</a>, <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/loantypes/prestamos-de-veteranos.aspx">VA</a>, <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/loantypes/prestamo-usda.aspx">USDA</a>, <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/home.aspx">Jumbo</a>, <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/loantypes/prestamo-de-condominio.aspx">Condo</a>, <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/loantypes/prestamos-de-construccion.aspx">Construction</a>, <a href="/Pages/spanish/homeloans/loantypes/prestamo-de-refinanciacion.aspx">Refinance</a>, and more – all in their native language.</p><p>It is important to note that while Spanish-speakers have the ability to browse home loan products and contact a Spanish-speaking loan officer, all transaction documents and disclosures will be provided in English. Translation and interpretation, if required, will be the responsibility of the applicant.</p><p>Stay tuned for more updates as Colonial continues to look for ways to better serve our customers and communities, alike.</p>2019-05-29T04:00:00Z
Colonial Savings, F.A. Named Fannie Mae 2018 STAR™ Performerhttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Colonial_Savings_FA_Named_Fannie_Mae_2018_STAR_Performer.aspxColonial Savings, F.A. Named Fannie Mae 2018 STAR™ Performer<p>​Colonial Savings, F.A. has again been named a Fannie Mae STAR™ Performer in General Servicing for 2018. Fannie Mae’s Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards™, or STAR™ Program, recognizes those who have demonstrated best practices in a number of servicing categories including a review of relevant people, strategies, processes and applicable metrics.<img class="alignright wp-image-4996" src="http://www.colonialwalletwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-STAR-seals_general_servicing.jpg" width="245" height="240" alt="" style="float:right;margin:5px;padding:0px;display:inline;" /></p><p>This award comes on the heels of the launch of Colonial’s Mortgage Services’ new state-of-the-art website that is designed to make it easier than ever for Colonial customers to make a mortgage payment, access FAQs, schedule automatic payments and more.</p><p>“We are very proud to again be named a Fannie Mae STAR™ Performer,” said Tim Neer, SVP, Director of Loan Servicing. “Colonial continues to be a top-tier mortgage servicer year after year. Being awarded this distinction helps to solidify the fact that we continue to make positive changes for our customers.”</p><p>“Colonial has been a customer-first company since it was founded as Fort Worth Mortgage Corporation in 1952,” said J. David Motley, President. “Colonial has continued to improve the customer experience, embracing the latest technology and other methods to ensure our customers receive the level of service they have come to expect over the last 67 plus years.”</p><h2>About Colonial</h2><p>​Founded in 1952 as Fort Worth Mortgage Corporation, today Colonial is a national, multi-service financial institution headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. A federally charted thrift, Colonial is one of the largest servicers of residential mortgage loans in the United States, with a servicing portfolio of $26 Billion. Colonial operates three mortgage origination divisions, Colonial National Mortgage, a leading retail mortgage lender; CU Members Mortgage, which provides mortgage services credit unions nationwide; and Community Bankers Mortgage, which provides mortgage origination and servicing to community banks as well as a network of eight consumer/commercial banks located throughout North Central Texas. It is also affiliated with Colonial Life Insurance Company of Texas, DuBose & Associates Insurance and Colonial Lloyds. The privately held company provides a full array of personal and business financial products and originates approximately $1.5 billion in FHA, VA, Jumbo, conventional, condo and innovative single close construction loans annually.</p>2019-03-25T04:00:00Z
Mortgage Services Launches New Payment Websitehttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Mortgage_Services_Launches_New_Payment_Website.aspxMortgage Services Launches New Payment Website<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​Mortgage Services is excited to introduce a new-and-improved website that makes it even easier to access and submit your mortgage loan payments. Our new payment system and website has a number of enhanced features including a modern and mobile-friendly design, automatic and one-time payment features, the ability to view multiple loans from one login and so much more.</p><p>“As one of the most recognized mortgage servicers in the country, Mortgage Services is always looking for ways to improve the overall customer experience,” said Tim Neer, SVP, Director of Loan Servicing. “Our new payment system and website allows you to make your mortgage payments easier than ever and gives more flexibility to our customers who would like to schedule or set up automatic payments to fit their schedules.”</p><p>Register today for online access to review the wonderful features and benefits, or log in to your existing account. New features include:</p><p></p><ul><li>Modernized and simplified home page</li><li>View all of your loans through a single user ID and password</li><li>Link to our new Insurance Service options</li><li>Easy-to-navigate menus and mobile-friendly technology</li><li>Make one-time payments on your mobile device, anytime</li><li>​Sign-up for automatic payment plans</li><li>Store your banking information in our convenient “wallet feature” for faster online payments</li><li>Access self-service options to make account updates or requests</li></ul>​​ <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 0ac72613-fc43-4ff3-9c1e-88eee13f4c2a" id="div_0ac72613-fc43-4ff3-9c1e-88eee13f4c2a" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_0ac72613-fc43-4ff3-9c1e-88eee13f4c2a" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div>​ <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 14fbce8f-f91b-49ff-9cd7-61cb6b92a9f5" id="div_14fbce8f-f91b-49ff-9cd7-61cb6b92a9f5" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_14fbce8f-f91b-49ff-9cd7-61cb6b92a9f5" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div>​​ <p></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 37ca56d0-5403-4904-9438-00a2d9fc7c6f" id="div_37ca56d0-5403-4904-9438-00a2d9fc7c6f" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_37ca56d0-5403-4904-9438-00a2d9fc7c6f" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div>​ <p></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 7c026870-8096-48cc-8934-3127f3e5c20b" id="div_7c026870-8096-48cc-8934-3127f3e5c20b" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_7c026870-8096-48cc-8934-3127f3e5c20b" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div>​2019-02-12T05:00:00Z
Colonial Donates Holiday Packages to Troopshttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Colonial_Donates_Holiday_Packages_to_Troops.aspxColonial Donates Holiday Packages to Troops<p>​​​​​​The holiday season is a time that many of us take for granted. We’re able to spend the holidays surrounded by our friends and loved ones, laughing and telling stories as we exchange gifts and enjoy a special meal.</p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/community/PublishingImages/troopsimage1.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 10px;width:300px;" /> <p>But for many of the brave men and women who currently serve in the military, spending the holidays with friends and family isn’t always an option.</p><p>As we sleep soundly, they are tasked with protecting our country. They are stationed on bases, ships and submarines around the globe, often hundreds or thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Their job is a dangerous one, and we wanted to make sure their sacrifices have not gone unnoticed this year.</p><p>Continuing with a tradition that began in 2015, Colonial held our annual Holiday for the Troops drive. Once again, we were blown away by the support of our employees as they donated hundreds of items including holiday cards, cookies, chips, candy, toiletries, movies, games and so much more.​​</p><p>This year, items donated were given to the men and ​​​​women of the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base’s Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112, or VMFA – 112. This group of brave men and women – nicknamed the Cowboys – are part of the United States Marine Corps F/A -18 Hornet squadron and is tasked with both maintaining and flying these aircraft for military use.</p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/community/PublishingImages/troopsimage2.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 10px;width:300px;" />​​​The idea to donate to this squadron came from Samantha Koppang, Servicing Administrator, whose husband previously served with the VMFA – 112.​ <p>“It can be hard being away from family and friends during the holiday season, so being able to reach out and give gifts to these men and women means the world,” said Koppang. “I think that it’s so important to remind them that they are appreciated and that their sacrifice doesn’t go unnoticed. This unit, in particular, is close to my heart, so it meant even more to be able to give these gifts and remind them that their community was thinking about them during the holiday season.”</p><p>Koppang was in contact with Staff Sergeant Scott Kupres, who escorted her on base along with Colonial’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee (D&I) members Marlon Walker, Mail Center Supervisor and Graham Ashley, Public Relations & Content Manager.</p><p>While on base, the three presented the donated gifts along with some Colonial swag to the VMFA – 112, who were very appreciative to receive these gifts just in time for Christmas.</p><p>“It made me very happy to see people bring gifts to the Marines,” Said Kupres. “I think of them as family, especially the new Marines. They still miss being back at home. They work very hard and they do it because they believe in something bigger than themselves. Seeing that the people are behind them and care enough about them to send gifts was a true blessing.”</p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/community/PublishingImages/troopsimage3.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 10px;width:300px;" />​​ ​ <p>After the gifts were presented, Ashley, Koppang and Walker were taken on a special tour of the hangar where the Marines repair and maintain their aircraft.</p><p>“It can be pretty easy to get caught up in our own lives, so being able to see first-hand the impact Colonial’s donations have on these men and women was certainly a rewarding and unique experience,” said Ashley. “It was also really great to see the kind of work these men and women do every day as they serve our country.”</p><p>We would like to extend a special thank you to Staff Sergeant Kupres for being such a great contact and host throughout the entire process.</p><p>Thank you to all of our employees who donated items to benefit these Marines. It’s truly amazing to see our employees join together for such a worthwhile cause. We look forward to next year where we hope it will be even bigger and better! Oorah!</p>​2019-01-24T05:00:00Z


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