Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to a Level 1 trauma burn center at Hennepin Healthcare. Soon, it will be the home to the nation’s first dedicated first responder and pediatric burn healing center as well. Read More “Homes for Heroes Foundation Supports Firefighters and First Responders Healing Center”
In 2020, our heroes were faced with relentless challenges and uncertainties. But, our nationwide network of real estate and mortgage specialists were there for their community’s heroes. Thanks to these efforts, Homes for Heroes and our network of affiliates were able to help 9,070 heroes buy or sell their homes in 2020 and give back $17,948,937 in Hero Rewards savings. Some of our specialists really moved the needle in helping us achieve our shared mission to Thank Every Hero, and we’re proud to be able to honor them with our 2020 Homes for Heroes Affiliate Awards. These awards are presented in recognition of their commitment to the Homes for Heroes mission, core values, and never ending dedication to the heroes in their communities.
Homes for Heroes is pleased to announce their partnership with The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). This partnership will help more firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers take advantage of savings with their real estate transactions. Read More “NVFC and Homes for Heroes Have Partnered to Help Firefighters and EMS Providers Save”
As the country attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus by cancelling large events, closing public facilities and local businesses; we know you, our local healthcare providers, first responders and teachers are on the frontline serving the rest of us. While you may require face masks and testing kits, you probably also require some extra resources so that you actually know what’s happening concerning the pandemic going on around you. With all of the information circulating, we wanted to create a shortlist of helpful coronavirus resources from trusted sources specifically for you. If you are someone who requires frequent medication, you are able to order it using an online pharmacy so you do not have to leave your home during this time. You can check it out over at websites like blinkhealth.com, so you are not without your much-needed medications.
In 2019, our caring community of real estate and mortgage specialists excelled toward our mission of thanking every hero in the nation! The commitment to their community heroes and the Homes for Heroes Circle of Giving was unparalleled. Collectively in 2019, Homes for Heroes and our affiliate specialists served nearly 7,700 heroes nationwide and gave back over $14.1 million to community heroes in Hero Rewards® savings. A select group went above and beyond for the heroes in their community.
We are proud of our Heroes Served Club inductees. Not only do the accomplishments of these Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists show the hard work and dedication they have for the real estate profession, but also their commitment to serve their community heroes and provide them with significant savings.
These eight club members have helped over 1,300 heroes buy, sell or refinance a home, and in the process, provided a total of nearly $1.3 million in Hero Rewards® savings!
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 19th 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 19th 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”
“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”