If we have learned anything from the Homes for Heroes reviews we receive from the heroes who use our local specialists and the services they provide, it’s that gratitude is contagious. The gratitude we express through our Hero Rewards® savings comes back to us in the flurry of thanks we receive from our heroes. We collect these comments and read through them every week. The file is called “The Gold” and we publish excerpts from it every week on our social profiles. There are so many stories buried in Homes for Heroes reviews so we decided to assemble this compilation so you could experience a bit of what your fellow heroes have experienced with us.
International Women’s Day is a blessing and curse. It’s a blessing to recognize these heroes and a curse that they aren’t household names. If you recognize some of these names, consider yourself enlightened. If not, we have found some great stories about women heroes who have contributed to their country, their field of study, and often, both.
We chose to highlight these women because they represent the six heroes groups that we serve at Homes for Heroes. During our search, we found so many more.
Homes for Heroes started in the aftermath of the tragedies of September 11, 2001 with the goal to serve every hero in the nation with their housing needs. On the eve of our 20th anniversary, we have hit an impressive milestone towards that goal. In October 2021, we have hit the 50,000 heroes served mark. Read More “Homes for Heroes Celebrates 50,000 Heroes Served”
Disasters occur across the country, typically with little to no warning. Between fires, floods, hurricanes, or a host of other catastrophes, communities year after year are devistated. For the police and first responders in those communities, a glimmer of hope has started to arrive sooner thanks to the National Fraternal Order Of Police (FOP) Foundation’s Disaster Area Relief Team (DART) national response team.
The FOP is the number one voice of law enforcement officers in the country. They are the oldest and largest union with 364,000+ members. Their Foundation is the charitable arm that lets them provide for officers and their families in their biggest time of need. As of August 2021, when the most recent donation of $10,000 occurred, Homes for Heroes Foundation has granted a total of $32,500 to the FOP Foundation. Read More “Homes for Heroes Foundation Grants $10,000 to FOP Foundation’s DART”
Firefighter and paramedic Jason Cortez passed away on October 7, 2020 while conducting a training exercise with the San Francisco Fire Department. Jason had spent the last 13 years serving his community. The Homes for Heroes Foundation and Tunnel to Towers wanted to honor his service through his family. Read More “Homes for Heroes Foundation Partners with Tunnel to Towers to Honor Fallen Firefighter”
As part of their Circle of Giving, the Homes for Heroes Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Million Dollar Teacher Project operating in Arizona.
The Million Dollar Teacher Project was founded five years ago by Executive Director Lloyd Hopkins. Hopkins has spent 18 years in education, from working with youth offenders, after school recreation programs, and drop out prevention. Read More “Million Dollar Teacher Project is Latest Recipient of Foundation Grant”
The Homes for Heroes Foundation has continued their Circle of Giving for the month of May with a $10,000 donation to the non-profit Operation Homefront. Operation Home Front’s mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in their communities. Read More “Homes for Heroes Foundation Donation to Operation Homefront Totals $10,000”
Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to a Level 1 trauma burn center at Hennepin Healthcare. Soon, it will be the home to the nation’s first dedicated first responder and pediatric burn healing center as well. Read More “Homes for Heroes Foundation Supports Firefighters and First Responders Healing Center”
When you chose to take on a challenging career in healthcare, one of the things that probably didn’t factor into your decision was the praise you would get. You just wanted to be there for people, help make people healthy, and have them live their best lives. But there are several people who think that healthcare workers deserve a giant thank you. For all that healthcare workers have done for their communities, especially recently, we want to give thanks for you! Read More “Thank You Healthcare Workers | A Thank You Message for Healthcare Professionals”
By: S.L. Blackwell, Minneapolis Police (ret) and Homes for Heroes Hero Outreach Coordinator
Every year in early May, America’s Law Enforcement community comes together in Washington D.C. to say good bye and honor the lives and memories of Police Officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice while under the uniform and badge of their community. None of them planned on their last day at work being their last day with their friends and loved ones, but the choice wasn’t theirs. Read More “It’s Police week again…..now we can cry”