In the United States, nearly 900,000 men and women put on a police uniform and their badge every day to serve and protect their communities. These police officers have a special place in our hearts here at Homes for Heroes, and we can never thank them enough for what they do.
Throughout history, there are have been many teachers, educators, and advocates who have shaped our country. Some are well known, whereas others were in the background, pushing to change the education system for African American children.
There are few instances in history that have such a tremendous ripple effect on society and culture as the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech that Martin Luther King Jr delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.
Fifty-five years later, the legendary anaphora of “I have a dream” echoes throughout our classrooms, our streets, and in our movements and marches for freedom and equality; Martin Luther King Jr’s spirit and dream is still alive today.
“I have a dream” is one of the most iconic phrases of our lifetime. In a speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr, on August 28, 1963, this phrase motivated and mobilized a generation.
There are many leaders across the country; however, Martin Luther King Jr is arguably one of our most revered ones. Anyone looking to emulate him would never be questioned and left a better person.
Day 12 of our 12 Days of Christmas Miracles honors a father who has raised his four kids and started a non-profit after losing his wife to cancer.
Jonathon is active military and stationed in California. He has 4 kids (twin 10 year old girls, an 8 year old girl and an adopted special needs 4 year old son). Last year, the family lost their wife and mother to cancer of the appendix. She was only 29 years old. After his wife passed away, Jonathon started a non profit for foster children and has done many more amazing things. He has done all this despite raising four children by himself on military pay.
Day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas Miracles was presented to a Marine that is a single dad of three children in Maricopa County, AZ.
John is a retired Marine who currently does elevator repair. The family worked with Homes for Heroes Specialist, Becky Bunde to purchase their home after living in a trailer for six months in a friend’s backyard. He took on a dangerous job in elevator repair to provide for his children. This Marine goes above and beyond to help his community through volunteering and helps out with his son’s baseball club. He always puts his children and friends above himself. Read more
Day 10 of Homes for Heroes 12 Days of Christmas Miracles honors a displaced Victoria, TX firefighter and his wife.
Frank is a local hero who has served the Victoria, TX community as a firefighter for the past 13 years. He currently serves as the Victoria Fire Department’s Fire Inspector/Investigator. Local Homes for Heroes Specialists, Tanya Cox and Joyce Mitchum befriended Frank and his fellow firefighters during their trips to the fire station. Local Homes for Heroes Specialists often bring Frank and his fellow firefighters home cooked meals to show their appreciation for their service. “Frank is always cheerful and we all have many laughs because of him!“ ~Homes for Heroes Specialists, Tanya Cox
Military veteran, Daniel and his wife, Shelby have always dreamt of owning their own home. After overcoming numerous obstacles and getting into their first home, tragedy swept the American Dream from this veteran family.
Tyania is an Emergency Room Nurse and her husband Kyle is a South Bend Police Officer. When this couple is not serving the South Bend community, they are spending time at home with their two children. Tyania was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Her treatment requires her to take time off work while she completes several rounds of chemotherapy. This loss of income combined with the accumulating costs from treatment will cause this holiday season to be a challenging time for this young family. Read more