The year 2020 had more twists and turns for our heroes than we could have thought possible at the beginning of the year. From wildfires nationwide and internationally, a global pandemic, virtual teaching, and civil unrest, our heroes continued to serve their communities without a second thought. Homes for Heroes is proud to support these heroes and be able to give back to them and their families. Let’s see how we were able to impact our heroes and our communities in 2020. Read More “Homes for Heroes Circle of Giving Year End”
This year has been hard on everyone. But when things get tough, the bravery and indomitable spirit of our heroes shine through even brighter. As we end the year, we look back at the accomplishments of our heroes in 2020.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation donated $5,000 to the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to help finance 18 flights for service members like Sergeant Major, Ben (active duty Army Special Forces). In SGM Ben’s case, the flight allowed him to take a break from his inpatient rehabilitation in Virginia to visit his family in Florida for a few days.
In response to the devastating Northern California Camp Fire, the Homes for Heroes Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the International Association of Fire Fighters, or IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. All funds will be used to assist CalFire firefighters who were eligible through the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund.
Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate specialists, Kendra DiGrazia and Tiffany Isabell of Chico, California, presented the grant check to the CalFire station in Paradise, CA. Along with Janet Sauneir, Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate specialist all the way from Jacksonville, Florida, mailed hand-written thank you letters from students in her community to the CalFire firefighters.
All year long, Homes for Heroes provides extraordinary savings to heroes who serve our nation and its communities. But during the holidays, we take it a step further. Every year, for 12 days leading up to Christmas, Homes for Heroes and our local affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists present 12 deserving hero families with a special $500 Christmas gift for the Homes for Heroes Twelve Days of Christmas Miracles.
Day twelve of the Homes for Heroes Twelve Days of Christmas Miracles delivers a gift in the Salt Lake City, UT area to the Taylor family. Homes for Heroes real estate specialists, Frank Coley and Barbara Dill, nominated the Taylor family to receive a $500 Christmas gift from Homes for Heroes and collaborated with other community businesses to provide additional gifts and support for the Taylor family this Christmas.
Day eleven of the Homes for Heroes Twelve Days of Christmas Miracles delivers a gift in the Clay County, FL to the McKay family. Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Rachel Mateo, nominated the McKay family to receive an unexpected $500 Christmas gift this year.
Day ten of the Homes for Heroes Twelve Days of Christmas Miracles delivers a gift in the Wichita Falls, TX area to the Quintanilla family. Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Kim Roark, nominated the Quintanilla family to receive an unexpected $500 Christmas gift this year as a thank you for Nikki Quintanilla’s service to her country.
Day nine of the Homes for Heroes Twelve Days of Christmas Miracles delivers a gift in New Carlisle, IN to the Schreiber family. Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Jim McKinnies and his team, nominated the Schreibers to receive an unexpected $500 Christmas gift. The community came together to give a little back to both Laura and her husband, Ryan, to honor their dedicated service to the country and their community.
Day eight of the Homes for Heroes Twelve Days of Christmas Miracles delivers a gift in South Carolina to sixteen foster children. Homes for Heroes mortgage specialists, Tommy Willcox and Brandi Szablewski, nominated a local hero named Susan to receive an unexpected $500 Christmas gift. Instead, she chose to put the money to good use and make Christmas better for sixteen foster children.