When you are a national organization serving community heroes in every corner of the United States, you might miss some of the amazing charities in your own backyard. We didn’t. This month, Homes for Heroes targeted three of our neighboring organizations (Homes for Heroes is headquartered in Minnesota) because of their generous work helping first responders with some of the toughest issues out there: mental health, stress and community support. This month, each of the three grants for first responder organization were $10,000 to help them in their missions AND to honor the anniversary of 9/11.
The Homes for Heroes Circle of Giving is more than a symbol. It is the practical steps we take to support our heroes – who support our communities – in their journey to a new home. What started as a simple way to reward heroes has evolved into a series of efforts to support heroes and the larger community. It’s primarily about homes and real estate, but it has grown into so much more.