April 13, 2021

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NYPD Officer is ‘extremely thankful’ after receiving surprise mortgage payment

STATEN ICELAND NY –– “It feels good, a lot of cops don’t get the thank you they deserve.”

Envoy Mortgage surprises a Staten Island resident with a month’s worth of mortgage and taxes as part of the business “Gift from home” Program designed to show gratitude to customers during a financially challenging time.

Great Kills’ Manuel Martinez is an NYPD police officer known for covering shifts, working long hours, and devoting himself to the job during the pandemic.

Martinez believed representatives from Envoy Mortgage were interviewing him today, but when he opened a box of a letter, he was surprised to find the company would cover his payments and taxes for a month.

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Envoy Mortgage surprises Manuel Martinez resident with a month’s worth of monthly mortgage and taxes under the company’s Gift of Home program on March 25, 2021 in Great Kills. (Staten Island Advance / Alexandra Salmieri)

He personally thanked store manager Mark Setaro for everything he did for him and his family.

“I am very grateful for everything he has done and helped me and my staff,” said Martinez. “You are great,” he added.

Unfortunately, Martinez signed COVID-19 in January and was unemployed for a month.

Now he says that this extra money will be used to make up for things around the house.

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Manuel Martinez and his mother Ophelia Martinez are holding a check from Envoy Mortgage in Great Kills on March 25, 2021 as part of the company’s Gift of Home program. (Staten Island Advance / Alexandra Salmieri)

In addition to the NYPD, he also works as a real estate agent to help his colleagues find an apartment.

Martinez stated that even his real estate job had become a challenge during the pandemic.

And while 2020 has been a busy year for him, he hopes things will return to normal and his side business will grow in 2021.

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Sophia Demetrio, Vincent Demetrio, Dominic Moncada and Mark Setaro will present a one-month check for mortgages and taxes worth one month as part of Envoy Mortgage’s Gift of Home program on March 25, 2021 in Great Kills. (Staten Island Advance / Alexandra Salmieri)

Envoy Mortgage is offering up to $ 150,000 in mortgage payments and tax relief to 50 customers in the United States.

Home gift recipients were randomly selected from among the Envoy Mortgage Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or Federal Housing Administration (FHA) borrowers, with an emphasis on those serving their communities as military veterans, first responders, and nurses Giving back to educators and small business owners and employees.