From Home Loans to Home Runs:
We Bring You Mortgage News You Can Use.

Back to Posts
The Great American Mortgage Giveaway

Family Wins Great Mortgage Giveaway After Tragedy Hits


PERRY, Ohio — This is a story of how a NE Ohio family that has been faced with so much tragedy now has a ray of hope. There is no place like home for Debi and William Getch and their grandchildren. “They have lost so much in their lives so to be able to give them a home with us, with my other kids that is stable that we know they are going to be raised in, that’s all you need,” said Debi, 48. Those are strong words coming from a family whose world has been turned upside down twice in recent years. Debi and William, 42, lost their son Matthew and daughter-in-law Karen. Grandma and Grandpa Getch are now raising Karen and Matt’s four kids who are 5, 8, 11 and 13. “I just love them very much, just very thankful for them,” said 13-year-old Maddie Dibease. “They are always happy and very funny and kind and I love them very much,” 11-year-old Juilia Dibease said. Life has been anything but easy for Debi and William who raised four children of their own. The couple was set to retire before tragedy changed their lives forever. Now, Debi and William have fallen on hard times and are once again raising babies. On Tuesday, they got an unexpected surprise. “On behalf of the two owners and the entire staff at Nations Lending Corporation, I would like to congratulate you, the winner of the 2012 Great Mortgage Giveaway,” Mike Bankowski said to Debi. It is more than just $18,000 and a mortgage payment for the next year, it’s a new beginning for a family that has been through so much. “We should be able to pay off credit cards, get the kids something that maybe we haven’t been able to get them, you know,” said Debi. “They want to go on a vacation, they have never been on a vacation, you know we can’t afford things like that, it’s huge.” The Getch’s were one of 700 participants in the Great Mortgage Giveaway. Their story tugged at the hearts of Nations Lending Corporations CFO William Osborne and CEO Jeremy Sopko. “It just makes me want to melt knowing that we were able to help the family out like that, somebody who could use the assistance,” said Osborne. “Definitely heartfelt and it’s something that is very hard to capture,” said Sopko. “Those moments in life that really makes you appreciate everything.” Everything including the Getch’s home. After all, there’s no place like it.