Disabled WWII and Korean War Veteran Faces Eviction, Freddie Mac Refuses to Return Calls

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Bob Scott, holding the Flag in which he fought for. Shouldn’t she fight for him in return?

One of our fans made us aware of this situation, a WWII and Korean War Veteran, who had a stroke last year is facing eviction, along with his wife and disabled daughter. Mrs. Scott has tried to contact Freddie Mac to ask them to help her, but they will not return her calls.

“We don’t want a handout,” Sally Scott said from the porch of her Creve Coeur home. “We just want a fair deal, and we want someone to actually talk to us.”

Sally said she has never spoken to a representative from Freddie Mac over the phone or in person, even when they put her home into foreclosure several months ago

SBS who services their loan, said if they could talk Freddie Mac into rescinding the Foreclosure, they would work something out with the loan. Freddie Mac was bailed out by taxpayer dollars at over $120 billion! I think they owe it to this Veteran to give them a damn phone call!!

Here is the story from the local station in their area:

CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI)– On September 11 as America remembers those who served, a local Korean War veteran who’s suffered a stroke faces eviction.
Bob Scott was an army engineer in Korea during the heaviest fighting between 1950 and 1952.
In 2007, he suffered a stroke. As his medical bills climbed the economy crashed. His furniture accessories business went bankrupt. About a year ago he and his wife were unable to make their mortgage payments.
“I worried. You can’t sleep at night. With my husband being disabled, you try to go on with things as normal as you can. And keep my husband and my daughter, who is mentally handicapped, as stable as can be,” said Sally Scott.
That stability vanished with an eviction notice from Freddie Mac, the giant home loan lender that was bailed out by taxpayers to the tune of $120 billion.
“I haven’t been able to get hold of Freddie Mac. And basically, SPS, the loan servicer, said if you can get Freddie Mac to rescind the foreclosure, we’ll work something out with them,” Sally stated.
FOX 2 also tried to contact Freddie Mac about the Scott’s foreclosure. No one got back to us. So Sally Scott turned to community groups to try and stop the foreclosure.
“Not only Freddie Mac, but other large banking institutions, I mean, they would not be around if it weren’t for our tax dollars,” said Zach Chasnoff with Missourians Organizing for Reform. “And you know, I think it’s important that they don’t take that for granted.”
So far, Freddie Mac won’t budge.
And now comes the court hearing. If the judge says no, Sally Scott, her mentally handicapped daughter, her disabled husband and his combat medals will all end up on the street.
And Sally and former Corporal Bob Scott fight on despite the odds.
The foreclosure hearing is at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The eviction itself could follow within a few weeks unless Freddie Mac agrees to stop the foreclosure and modify the Scott’s loan.

by Charles Jaco

 

 

We have been told that the Foreclosure was postponed temporarily to give some time for an agreement to be had, but Freddie Mac has still not contacted the Scott’s back as of yet.

The following are contacts we have been provided that have refused to help these people.

The following Freddie Mac staff and attorneys have refused to negotiate on the case when approached by Sally Scott and her supporters:

* Donald H. Layton, CEO, +1 703-903-2000 (say “Donald Layton” to transfer call), Donald_Layton@freddiemac.com

* Brad German, Public Relations, +1 703-903-2437, Brad_German@freddiemac.com

* Patti Boerger, Media Relations, +1 703-903-2445, Patricia_Boerger@freddiemac.com

* Chad Wandler, Media Relations, +1 703-903-2446 or +1 571-236-2533 (cell), Chad_Wandler@FreddieMac.com

* Aaron Elking, Attorney at Martin, Leigh, Laws, & Fritzlen, in Kansas City, 314-862-5200 or 636-534-7600, ame@mllfpc.com

After their staff refused a loan modification approved by a HUD-certified counselor, Freddie Mac auctioned back to themselves the home of 65-year-old Sally Scott and her family in west St. Louis, Missouri.

Sally and Bob Scott purchased the one-story brick home 11 years ago and didn’t have problems with the bank until five years ago when a cerebral hemorrhage left Bob wheelchair-bound and with a feeding tube. Sally says she missed a few mortgage payments as she struggled to navigate Bob’s skyrocketing healthcare costs–something she was ashamed of until recently. Bob, 84, had owned a furniture store until the stroke and still receives an income from Social Security and Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

I don’t know about you, but I think Freddie Mac owes it to this War Vet, to call him or his wife and at least try and help them out!!! He gave us a fighting chance, and we owe it him to give him one!!!

Here is another story about this Foreclosure of Scott Family

 

 

We have spoken directly to Mrs. Scott, and this is what she sends us:

Dear Bulldog1, Thank you so much for thinking of us , I know if he could understand , he would be very proud  of your presence in supporting him & his family.
I could send u some news coverage from different media as some had inaccurate info,
Bob was a WWll Vet & a Korean vet , came with Malaria & was returned home.
I attached a picture of him just taken a few wks ago , he was a very patriotic fella,  Bob has been my sweetheart going on 36 yrs, he suffered a cerebral hemorrage stroke from being on warfarin , a blood thinner,  Bob  is 84 & I am 65, & we have a mentally handicaped child who adores her father & I could not take care if him if it wasn’t for her.
We had a family business, he ran one & I ran the other, so we had to close the one since he had a stroke, the economy went down, so everything spiraled downward,
I absolutely tried everywhere , the White House several times,  every org u could think of , I sent an email to Stardust,Communication Bernal , who I read his org.  saved a vet with his house,     Have we lost the American Dream etc
Well I received an email from him & he is an exceptional  caring human being, the only one that supported us & got us to this point, he had to persuade me to go this route which was very hard for me because I am a very private person.
I decided that I wanted to  do this to reach out &  help others, express to them not to be ashamed & seek a different org including the one that I contacted, it is shameful that u fight a war then u have to fight another war at home with Freddie Mac to save your house.
Court Outcome, Judge decided that we had to put up a  3 months Bond of $500 a month $1500 total to give us time to work out something with Freddie Mac, I  have not heard anything from Freddie Mac.
If it doesn’t work out, it really doesn’t matter , the important thing is we will be together no matter where  we live.
Sincerely  Bob, Sally & Susie Scott
We also contacted Freddie Mac ourselves, of course receiving this bottled response:

Dear Sir, Because this case is in litigation I am unable to comment on the specific allegations you cited.

That said, I want you to know that since the housing crisis began we have helped 5.9 million borrowers (including veterans and those on active duty) stay in their homes by refinancing, modifying, or temporarily forbearing their mortgages. Our company works with the military and our lender partners to help those who serve our country meet the housing challenges they may face here at home.  For example:
 

  • We recognize that Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders present military families with unique challenges in a tough housing market. That’s why Freddie Mac treats PCS orders as a financial hardship that can qualify borrowers for mortgage relief, including a loan modification or a short sale.

Best regards,
Brad

Well Brad, how about have someone get in touch with Mrs. Scott as no one will speak to her!
Remember, we are professionals, if you choose to contact Freddie Mac, be polite when you try to get your point across. The end result we want is for Mrs. Scott to get a phone call from Freddie Mac so she can try to save her home and not end up thrown out on the streets. Again, they are not looking for hand-outs, they just want a fighting chance!!!!
UPDATE:
Mrs. Scott just sent us these pictures of Mr. Scott and his shadow box:

Mr. Scotts daughter made this for him at Christmas.

 

 

UPDATE 1:

Mrs. Scott advises that she will be able to make the $1500.00 bond payment, but still no word from Freddie Mac.

She also wanted to tell you all this:

“We wanted to express our gratefulness for all of the support we have received, but it is not a surprise the brotherhood of the military goes very strong & deep.

Every morning Bob & I hold hands & say Thank you Lord for everything we have & this morning we said ,Thank you Lord for all of our wonderful military , keep & protect them in Gods care.”
UPDATE2:
A lot of our fans have requested to send a monetary gift to Mr. Scott and his family. We have created a page on gofundme for any monetary gifts you would like to send them. We set a pretty high goal, but I am sure she will be grateful for any gift we can send her. We will keep this up for about 20 days, and then we will send Mrs. Scott the gift. ALL FUNDS RECEIVED MINUS THE GOFUNDME FEES WILL BE SENT TO THE SCOTTS. WE WILL TAKE A PICTURE OF THE MONEY ORDER ONCE COMPLETED TO ENSURE EVERYONE KNOWS THIS. Here is the link if you wish to send a gift.
UPDATE:
In less then 8hrs we have already raised more than $2,000 in gift money for the Scotts.

 

UPDATE:

In less than four days we have reached our initial goal of $10,000! We will continue with the fund for the alloted time, as we are allowed to go over the goal, which we have already!!! Thanks to everyone who has helped either by donating, sharing, or contacting the people in this story. I am PROUD to be an AMERICAN!

UPDATE:
Mrs. Scott has sent us an update on the situation, and asks that we sign the attached petition. The outpouring of everyone’s generosity is overwhelming , but what is even greater is the support & caring that has been expressed to us.I wanted to give u an update we have been foreclosed on & our eviction hearing was September the 12th ( Freddie Mac owns the home & they were asking for the possession of the house) the judge granted us 90 days with a $1500 bond to let us try & get Freddie Mac to work with us, as of this date we have not heard from anyone with Freddie Mac.
Contacting the Freddie Mac people that were listed by email / signing the petition would greatly help to get them to work with us.
Sally

Freddie Mac Petition to Stop Foreclosure

 

 

UPDATE: Mr.Scott wanted to say a few words to everyone who has stepped forward and helped him and his family. He picked up Japanese while in WWII and starts of by thanking us in Japanese.

Go here and like the video and leave some comments for Mr. Scott The Scotts thank the fans if Guardian Of Valor and facebook.com/stolenvalor.

 

UPDATE:

We sent out the check to the Scotts from the GoFundme account, after the sites fees the check sent was for $11,471.71. Here are a few screenshots showing us sending the funds out.

 

 

 

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