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.
Today we remember 9/11/2001. It is the 9/11 17th anniversary. Not only do we need to remember this difficult day in American history, but we need to reflect upon it. More importantly, what it meant for first responders to do their job that day. What it took for New Yorkers to collect themselves and do what needed to get done that day. What it meant for those who couldn’t escape, and what it meant for the family and friends of those who didn’t make it. And, what it took for Americans across the country following 9/11 to look in the mirror, set aside our grievances, and come together as citizens of one constitution.
Here are 10 powerful quotes that help us remember and reflect on the 9/11 17th anniversary of that dark day, and the importance for all Americans to stand together.
“I don’t know if it was brotherly rivalry, but my motivation was to prove them wrong. It’s a weird way to do it, but I wanted to show them that I could. And I’m glad that I did. Because as a child, I was missing that father figure. And the military was that for me, getting my life back together and giving me discipline.”
United States Army veteran, Jesse Haltom may have felt like he had something to prove by joining the military. But as he reflects back on his service nearly 15 years later, his time in the military served a greater purpose in his life. Becoming a Soldier was Jesse’s gateway to discovering what comes natural to him, helping and serving others. This is Jesse’s story as an American Soldier and his journey home. Read More “A Soldier’s Journey Home – Jesse Haltom’s Story – Homes for Heroes”
Just as every year, the school year is approaching way too fast! As we struggle to hold on to the last days of summer and spending time outside with the family, it is easy to lose track of all the things that need to be accomplished in order to get ready to go back to school. That is why we collected the most helpful tips to get your kiddos ready to go back to school on a budget! Read More “Back to School on a Budget – Homes for Heroes”
“I will not leave any stone unturned. I will do everything and anything to make a class perfect. I will help them prepare, I will help them learn and once I have done my job, I have to step back and let them go. Once you learn to let go, there is some peace that comes with that.”
One simple act of kindness can propel a child into a career destined to helping others. Teaching is Ida Pablo’s way of paying forward the impact her uncle had on her as a child. This is Ida Pablo’s story and her commitment to making this world a better place, one student at a time. Read More “A Teacher’s Journey Home – Ida Pablo”
As an officer of the law, you didn’t choose your career because of the paycheck. You decided to join law enforcement because you wanted to help people, despite the paycheck.
The communities that you serve want to honor your service and the best way they know how is to give you deals, discounts, and rewards programs nationwide. Offering discounts are the easiest way for businesses and companies to show you their thanks.
“Family is really big to me, because at the end of the day, no matter what happens, no matter where your career takes you, no matter where life takes you, you’ll always have family. I want to do everything possible that I can for my family. “
For Lance Shults, joining the military was not always a part of the plan, but family was. So, when life knocked him off course and into joining the United States Navy, it just so happened to lead him to what he values most in life, family. This is Lance’s story of his journey as a Sailor, son, husband and father. Read More “A Hero’s Journey Home – Lance Shults”
Hey teachers, are you ready to start bargain shopping? Finding exceptional shopping deals is easier than ever due to the vast number of discount opportunities offered to teachers.
Read on for a taste of the varied types of teachers discounts waiting for you to claim.
Did you know that you can utilize the equity in your home to finance essential items like home renovations and college tuition? Indeed, it’s possible to refinance your home at a lower interest rate while tapping into the equity for a chunk of cash through a cash-out refinance.
Read on to learn about cash-out refinances and how you can use this financial tool to pay for significant investments.
Memorial Day is a day for us to honor those who fought and fell in battle while fighting for our country. They sacrificed their lives for the continuance of our nation alongside those who are still alive to tell us their stories of courage and bravery.
On this Memorial Day, Homes for Heroes would like to honor all of those that gave so much so that we can live in a country of freedom.