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  Homes for Heroes  
 

Building Homes for Heroes® is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2006.

Building Homes for Heroes® is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.  The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families.  It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.

Organizational Statement

Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes®has been at the forefront of making a significant difference in the lives of wounded American service members and their families.  The organization gifts mortgage-free homes that meet the needs of the men and women who have selflessly served our country.  These homes not only help to remove the family's financial burden, they help to restore the individual's freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life.

During the fiscal year ended 12/31/2013, Building Homes for Heroes® year basis, with 6.47 million in total program services having a direct impact on veterans in need throughout the country.  The organization gifted 17 homes in 2013, and has the potential to gift 25-30 homes in 2014. 

Organizational efficiency and sound fiscal responsibility are of utmost importance at Building Homes for Heroes®; neither the president nor its board members are compensated for their duties.  The organization strives to keep fundraising and administrative costs at a minimum, thus only a small percentage of funds are allocated to overhead costs.  Based on fiscal year audited financial statements ending December 31, 2013, the organization had a program service percentage of 94.9%.  related activities.

To further assist veterans, the organization has added programs, including financial planning services, family funding, and emergency support.  Each home recipient is provided with a financial planning representative.  This program is designed to provide the new, and sometimes first-time, homeowners with advice and guidance needed to maintain home expenses and to plan for a successful future.

Building Homes for Heroes®encourages the wounded veterans we have assisted, or are currently assisting, to travel to our events and take part in other organizational endeavors to support other men and women who have been severely injured.  The organization believes that this enables our recipients to build camaraderie with other wounded veterans who may later become recipients, but also to take another step toward being defined by their accomplishments and activities, and not their injuries or disabilities.

 

How to Help

Make Checks Payable to: Building Homes for Heroes

Mailing Address:
Building Homes for Heroes
65 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 105
Valley Stream, NY 11581
 

Would you be able to Volunteer your time?

Building Homes for Heroes® encourages volunteers throughout the country.  If you would like to volunteer please send an email to Info@BuildingHomesforHeroes.org.

If you are a professional tradesperson and would like to donate your time and talent to a project in your area, a volunteer who could assist in a capacity that may or may not involve construction, or if you have material, equipment, or land that you would like to donate, please contact us at info@buildinghomesforheroes.org.

Would you be able to organize a Fundraiser in your Community?

Building Homes for Heroes® encourages fundraising efforts by organizations from communities throughout the country.  If your group would like to host an event to benefit Building Homes for Heroes®, please complete and submit the form below no less than 45 days prior to the proposed event.  It is necessary for the Board of Directors of our organization to approve all events in which our name and logo is used.  If you have any questions, please contact our fundraiser/event coordinator, Carolyn Paszke, at 516-684-9220 or Carolyn@BuildingHomesforHeroes.org.

Fundraising guidelines for using the Building Homes for Heroes® name & logo

Any request for use of the Building Homes for Heroes® name and logo must be submitted in writing to our organization no less than 45 days prior to the proposed event.

The organization proposing to carry out an event must receive written approval (electronic or paper form) from Building Homes for Heroes® for use of the name and logo in conjunction with the event. Building Homes for Heroes® will supply logo files. All printed or written marketing or advertising material must be reviewed by Building Homes for Heroes®. Any use of our name or logo without written consent from Building Homes for Heroes® is strictly prohibited.
 

A net income/expense summary should be submitted no more than three weeks after the date of the event.


 

 
     
   
 
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