In May 2019, to honor Military Appreciation Month the Homes for Heroes Foundation presented five grants totaling $50,000 to five non-profit organizations who support homeless Veterans. The five organizations are all members of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) and will use the grant to directly help Veterans by finding them emergency, temporary and permanent affordable housing. Each $10,000 donation will help serve those who have bravely served our country.
Leading up to National Police Week the Homes for Heroes Foundation in conjunction with Colorado Springs Homes for Heroes real estate and mortgage specialists, held an event in support of the Colorado Springs area police departments and local K9 units. The Homes for Heroes Foundation donated a $5,000 grant to the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (CSPPA) Fallen Officer Relief Fund (FoRF), and the grant was used to support injured Colorado Springs officer, Cem Duzel.
The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) Jacksonville Chapter, Homes for Heroes real estate specialists, Mario Gonzalez and Susan Severson, and the Homes for Heroes Foundation came together to present former U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Clay County firefighter, Jeremy McKay and his wife Tanya, a $5,000 hero grant to assist their family with housing and emergency financial needs.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation’s mission is to help American heroes in dire need as it pertains to housing or emergency financial assistance. The mission of the Veterans Center of North Texas is to assist Veterans with locating information, training, and if necessary, housing or financial relief. In January, the Homes for Heroes Foundation and Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Sharon Phillips, presented a $5,000 check to the Veterans Center of North Texas to help some of our struggling Veterans.
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.
In recognition of National Veterans and Military Families Month, and Veterans Day on November 11th, the Homes for Heroes Foundation presented a $3,750 grant to the Grand Strand MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) in South Carolina to support Grand Strand veterans, courtesy of a nomination submitted by Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Joanne Paskewich out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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.
To support the family of officer Michael Chesna of the Weymouth Massachusetts Police Department, the Homes for Heroes Foundation provided the Chesna family with a $5,000 grant through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to help a first responder family pay off their mortgage and other expenses. As we remember the tragic events of 9/11 this month, we are honored to partner with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to support Michael Chesna’s wife, Cindy (shown holding check with brother-in-law, Captain Comperchio of the Weymouth Police Department) and Michael’s two children.
He was a 34 year old family man, business owner, and 15-year veteran volunteer firefighter for the Sun Prairie, WI fire department until July 10, 2018 when Captain Cory Barr responded to his last call. Family members, loved ones, thousands of community members and fellow first responders paid their respects and said their goodbyes to Captain Barr on Saturday, July 14 following an explosion that took his life.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation, in conjunction with the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation (PFFWCF), provided a $5,000 grant to help support Cory’s wife, Abby and their twin daughters.