Helping a Hero is a 501(c)(3) non profit, non-partisan organization providing support for military personnel, severely injured in the war on terror. Our principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members as well as engaging the community to provide services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families.
Mentoring Support:One-on-one advice for careers, family issues, resources etc.Application:A military member wants to be a boat mechanic----mentor consult, introduce to prospective employers.Outcome- Connect with one interested civilian to guide this person.Emotional Support:Provides opportunities to connect with support groups for periodical, social or educational gatheringsApplication: A combat veteran gets together with other combat veterans and share their "inner vault" stories and by doing so they realize that they are not alone with their feelings.Outcome-Provide healing opportunitiesFinancial Support:Provides money to cover unexpected expenses not covered by some other means.Application: Injured soldier has not worked, child has cancer, unexpected bills and needs help. Outcome-Eliminates needs to secure a loan or use a credit card.Recreational Support:Provides a vehicle to give wounded heroes in long term rehab an opportunity to view or participate in various sporting events.Application:An Armed Forces member, avid scuba diver and now an amputee wants to continue hispassion.Outcome-Builds self esteem and feeling of normalityScholarship Support:Provides money for educational grant assistance to heroes and/or their children.Application: Individual wants to learn specific computer programs. Outcome- Increase marketability for a civilian job. Educational Support: Provides short term courses, workshops, seminars relating to financial and employment topics.Application: Attend budget workshop Outcome-Builds better money management skills and could reduce/eliminate their debt.
1. Minimum 70% Permanently Disabled
2. Combat related injured, since September 2001, during operations associated with the Global War on Terrorism. The goal of Helping a Hero.org is to empower our severely wounded veterans returning from service in the Wary on Terror, by partnering with you to provide a home specially adapted to your needs. Our average home value is $250,000, but we do require a Veteran mortgage of $50,000 to empower you to provide for your future.
Because of the value of the home, and the time and energy put into adapting the home for your specific needs, we also require that you commit to live in the home for a period of 10 years. Once you have completed the application…please do both of the following: 1. Fax completed application to 832-831-9116 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Mail application, Copy of All DD 214 & 215’s and Recent Photos (Pre & Post Injury and one of your family) to: HelpingaHero.org Attn: Applications P.O. Box 19310 Houston, TX 77024