Local Realtor® Earns Hometown Hero Project Accreditation To Assist Veterans and 1st Responders

— Michele Watson

Fernando Merlo

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. / Oct. 11, 2018 – Weichert, Realtors® – Acclaim, located in Tannersville, is proud to announce that Realtor Fernando Merlo has been named an accredited Hometown Hero Project representative.
The Hometown Hero Project is a national organization that connects active and retired military, police, firefighters, first responders and teachers with organizations and businesses who provide resources and services for our heroes.
“I am truly honored to be associated with an organization that is committed to assisting the brave men and women who protect and serve our country,” said Merlo, a military veteran who retired after 31 years of service. “I look forward to assisting these heroes with all of their real estate needs.”
With over 14,000 members and 1 million unique visitors each month, the Hometown Hero Project is one of the most comprehensive online directories of resources and information for military, veterans, first responders, teachers and their loved ones.
Weichert, Realtors® – Acclaim is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Monroe, Carbon, Pike and Northampton counties.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Acclaim, located at 2920 Rt. 611 in Tannersville, contact Michelle Cappabianca at 570-629-6100 or visit

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