Ask any veteran, and they’re likely to tell you that one of the greatest lessons they learned while on active duty is how to navigate and problem solve unfamiliar situations without a road map. This intangible attribute makes veterans one of the most employable and job-ready candidates in the job market. However, many military members struggle with finding civilian employment after service due to the lack of hard skills many employers seek in today’s workforce. Read More “Helping Veterans Transition to a Civilian Career – A Hero Foundation Grant”
On March 10, Janet Saunier, a Homes for Heroes Affiliate Specialist, presented a $5,000 grant to the Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville, Florida Lodge 5-30 on behalf of the Homes for Heroes Foundation. The grant will be used to support two Jacksonville officers recently injured in the line of duty. Read More “Grant Presented to Jacksonville FOP to Support Injured Officers”
More than 43% of law enforcement officers personally know an active or retired police officer that has taken their own life.
78% of law enforcement officers know a department or agency that has lost one of its officers to suicide.
The rate of suicide among first responders is 50% higher than the general population.
The strains, stresses and trauma of a police officer’s job directly impacts their mental health. The stigma of weakness associated with an officer’s inability to cope with these stresses are causing many officers to deal with them in a fateful way. This stigma also prevents many departments from recognizing this problem and allocating the necessary resources to help their officers deal with their stresses proactively and positively. Read More “Foundation Grant to Help Reduce Suicide Rate Among First Responders”
The men and women who sign up to serve and protect this country deserve a place they can call home. No military member should return home from service and have to experience homelessness. To help homeless veterans achieve the American Dream of homeownership, Homes for Heroes is proud to support the AREAA Education Foundation and their Welcome Home for Heroes Housing Assistance Program. Read More “Foundation Grant to Assist Homeless Veterans Become Homeowners”
The home front has become a battlefield for many military members fighting the war on terror. After protecting and serving a country they love, military members return home only to continue their battle by trying to heal the physical and mental scars caused by war. Air Force veteran, Michael Cash is committed to helping these injured veterans fight and win this battle on the home front.
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The Homes for Heroes Foundation donated $5000 in the month of July to help the families of fallen firefighters in the Los Angeles community. $2500 was donated to Friends of West Los Angeles (FOWLA) to support the family of fallen firefighter Kelly Wong, through the Kelly Wong Memorial Fund. $2500 was donated to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Fireman’s Fund (WODFF) to support the families of fallen firefighters.
Friends of West L.A. (FOWLA)
FOWLA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation focused on improving the quality of life in the West Los Angeles area through contributions to city facilities (including schools, parks, libraries, police and fire), public/private partnerships and through close relationships with elected officials, community groups and businesses.
FOWLA created the Kelly Wong Memorial Fund to support the family of fallen firefighter Kelly Wong. Kelly was a Los Angeles firefighter who passed away on June 5th, 2017 from injuries that he suffered while falling from an aerial latter during a training exercise. He dedicated his life to serving along side the firefighter community and was working at Station 9 at the time of the tragic incident. Kelly is survived by his 11-month old son, Colton and his wife Danielle.
FOWLA is using the entire $2500 donation from the Homes for Heroes Foundation to support Danielle and Colton through the Kelly Wong Memorial Fund. CLICK HERE to learn how you can donate to the Kelly Wong Memorial Fund.
Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund (WODFF)
WODFF was founded more than a century ago and is managed by the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association. The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping the families of LAFD firefighters facing a serious crisis, such as being injured or killed in the line of duty.
The charitable efforts of WODFF were brought to the attention of the Homes for Heroes Foundation by Los Angeles area real estate specialist, Melanie Jasgur. Melanie has a special connection to the firefighter community and WODFF through the dedicated service of her husband and grandfather. WODFF stepped in to help Melanie’s family when her grandfather passed away.
The WODFF will be using the $2500 donation from Homes for Heroes Foundation for the much needed care for firefighter families such as:
- – Basic living expenses
- – Paying for health insurance premiums for firefighter families that cannot afford it
- – Durable medical equipment
- – Memorial scholarships for the children of firefighters
- – Other needed financial assistance
CLICK HERE to learn more about the WODFF and how to support their charitable efforts.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation helps heroes in dire need as it pertains to housing or emergency financial assistance. To learn more about the Homes for Heroes Foundation and to donate, visit HomesForHeroesFoundation.org