Day three of the Homes for Heroes Twelve Days of Christmas Miracles brings gifts to Victoria, TX where Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Kathryn Stone, presents an unexpected Christmas miracle for the Brogger family. Kathryn, who partnered with other local Victoria area businesses, put the money to good use for the family. Kathryn said, “The $500 gift was such an incredible miracle for them.”
Day two of the Homes for Heroes Twelve Days of Christmas Miracles introduces you to a hero who resides in Texas, with a son who faces extremely difficult medical challenges. Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Courtney Smith, nominated Jeff to receive a $500 Christmas Miracle gift to help with his son’s medical costs.
During the Snow Forge event in Old Forge, PA Homes for Heroes real estate specialists, Tom and Francesca Holland coordinated with local organizations to give a special Christmas gift to the loved ones of former Sgt. Jason McGoff. It was a welcomed surprise for Jason’s fiancé, Jessica Krotcha and her son Michael, and became known to local media as the Snow Forge Christmas Miracle.
Teachers are more than just educators. They’re counselors for students going through hard times. They’re role models for young people trying to find their way. They’re cheerleaders helping celebrate successes big and small. But teachers have another skill they may not even recognize themselves: Teachers make great homebuyers.
The homebuying process can be extremely complex, but teachers are prepared for the journey because of the skills they’ve developed in their profession. From emotional intelligence to more practical skills, here are the top characteristics that make teachers great homebuyers.
In early October 2018, the Homes for Heroes Foundation donated a $5,000 grant to the Denver Firefighters Relief Fund. Homes for Heroes mortgage specialist, Jamie Harrington, along with real estate specialists, Chris Gettys and Sherry Gorman presented the $5,000 check to the Denver Firefighters Relief Fund who gave the grant to the Josey family to assist with the costs of managing their son Quinton’s cerebral palsy.
The mid Columbia Pig Bowl, located in Dalles Oregon, is an annual fundraising football game between Washington and Oregon law enforcement members that brings the mid Columbia community together to raise money for local families that need some assistance. On September 22, 2018 the Homes for Heroes Foundation, along with local Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Heather Wright, and mortgage specialist, Eric Green, provided the Dalles, Oregon Pig Bowl a $5,000 foundation grant to help support the Gibson and Pishion hero families.
As the never-ending “residency requirements” debate lingers on, firefighters, police and emergency medical services continue to grapple with the issue of whether they should live in the community where they work. Both pro-residency and anti-residency camps have valid points; one of the reasons, perhaps, that it’s such a hot-button issue. People are torn.
We had the pleasure of interviewing one of our hero healthcare professionals. Cardiac Nurse, LeAnn Pettis, tells us why she chose her profession, how her father was her role model, things she turns to for motivation, and explains how her local Homes for Heroes real estate specialist helped her sell her previous home and purchase a new home for her family.
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”
In the United States, nearly 700,000 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.