John Shoults

Hero Spotlight – John Shoults

“I loved every minute of my time in the service, and it was better than I ever thought it would be.”

John Shoults is a retired Communications Specialist who served 22 years in the United States Army on active duty. He currently works as a DOD employee at Fort Riley, in Kansas. He has been married to his soulmate Kym, for 33 years. Together they have two children and six grandchildren. His friends and family describe him as a man that is full of integrity and humor. He lives life to the fullest and enjoys scuba diving, traveling, fixing old radios and watching old monster movies in his free time.

Read more

Chief Eleanor Mardin

Hero Spotlight – Eleanor Mardin

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

Hero Eleanor Mardin is based in scenic Holderness, NH, an area surrounded by lakes and other nature to explore. After proudly serving in the US Navy (EN1SW, 1981-1985) for more than a decade, she continues her dedication to country and community as a fire chief. We asked Mardin about her life in the Navy, her experiences as a firefighter and fire chief, and her dedication to her community and family.

Read more

SSG Justin Keplinger

Hero Spotlight – SSG Justin Keplinger

“Never take counsel of your fears” Stonewall Jackson

Staff Sergeant Justin Keplinger is stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, where he proudly serves as a Signal Collection Analyst and Airborne Jumpmaster Senior Rated Parachutist. Staff Sergeant Keplinger has served in the United States Army for 15 years and has been at his current duty station since 2011. Staff Sergeant Keplinger is a dedicated soldier, husband to his wife, Kacy, father to his son, Jackson, and servant to his church and community. When he isn’t working or spending time with his family, he is mentoring the youth at his church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Of serving others, he says “I can think of no higher calling than to serve someone other than yourself.”  

Read more

Kimberly Quire registered nurse

Hero Spotlight – Kimberly Quire

“Whatever you’re enduring, remember, this too shall pass.”

Kimberly Quire is a Registered Nurse working and living in Frankfort, Kentucky. Kimberly is the mother of four children, ages 2, 12, 14 and 17. She is the wife of a retired US Army soldier, a true friend and proud American. She is a friend to every person she meets and an inspiration to many. After standing by her husband’s side during his military career, Kimberly decided to pursue a career in nursing and has been a registered nurse for almost six years. Read more

The Aurora Police Association Charitable Foundation

The Homes for Heroes Foundation Provides Grant to Aurora Police Association

Grant Overview

The Homes for Heroes Grant Foundation has been established as another way to give back to the everyday heroes that serve the public. As a part of the Homes for Heroes organization, the Foundation Grant program was established to continue the circle of giving that Homes for Heroes, formed after the September 11th Terrorist Attacks, gives to everyday heroes with their home purchasing and re-financing needs.

Read more

Staff Sergeant Nicholas T. Molina

Hero Spotlight – Staff Sergeant Nicholas T. Molina

Staff Sergeant Nicholas T. Molina is a combat medic and has been in the Army on active duty for over 14 years. SSG Molina is currently stationed at Ft. Benning and is the NCOIC (Non-commissioned officer in charge) of the reception clinic. There, he helps new soldiers begin their first steps in the Army, making sure they receive the proper vaccines and are ready for basic training.

Read more

Sgt Paul Lee Lassiter II

Hero Spotlight – SGT Paul Lee Lassiter, II

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others, at whatever cost.” ~Arthur Ashe

Sergeant Paul Lee Lassiter, II is an Apache Helicopter Mechanic in the NC National Guard located in Morrisville, NC. As a dedicated serviceman, he has been in the military for 12 years. He has received quite a few awards for his service, including the Army Commendation Medal, 7 Army Achievement Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. SGT Lassiter served a tour of duty in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom after the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001 on the United States.

Read more

military heroes Katie and Steve Blackwell

A Hero’s Story- How Homes For Heroes Served Us, While we Served Our Country


September 11th, 2001 had a profound effect on both me and my wife, not just as Americans who had just witnessed the most vicious and calculated attack against our country since Pearl Harbor, but because we were both members of the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 34th Infantry Division, 34th Military Police Unit.

Read more