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”
The new Firefighters for Healing Transitional Healing Center was a recent addition to the Level 1 trauma burn center at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new Transitional Healing Center assists the families of burn patients, but has specifically extended their care to the families of first responders burned in the line of duty, making it the first dedicated burn transitional healing center for first responders in the United States. By working with the nonprofit Firefighters for Healing, led by Executive Director and Founder, Jake LaFerriere, the Homes for Heroes Foundation contributed $100,000 to support the development and assembly of the new Firefighters for Healing Transitional Healing Center.
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. Anyone looking to emulate him would never be questioned and left a better person.