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Helping a Hero Org

Rating: 3.95 stars   21 reviews 894

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8564 Katy Freeway, Ste 134 Houston TX 77024 USA

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Helping a Hero is a 501(c)(3) non profit, non-partisan organization, founded in 2006, that provides support for military personnel severely injured in the war on terror. Our principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members through partnerships made with the builders, developers, communities, and the veteran. Helping a Hero strives to engage the community in providing services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families. Additionally, Helping a Hero provides additional support programs such as marriage retreats, caregiver retreats, recreational activities, emotional support, and financial support.

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832-649-3365
www.helpingahero.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

9 people found this review helpful

HAH is more than just an organization, they are our family. HAH builds homes for Heroes and their families such as ourselves but HAH does so much more than that; you have to look at the whole picture especially when dealing with all the mixed media out there. There are two sides to every story. Did they mention the dinners, shoots, tours, family functions, hunts we all get to experience together? Did they mention how the staff and volunteers at HAH have completely dedicated their lives to this cause? Did they mention they have sleepless nights getting everything ready for the events? What about the marriage counseling that HAH has set up for us with a Volunteer (who flies cross county several times a year to be with us and does individual sessions with Gomeeting)? HAH does all this because they care; It is for their family. And frankly, we are proud to be a part of the HAH family.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We have been involved with this organization since 2008 and have had a great experience the whole time. They are all about relationships and I'm so glad for the one we have with them!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was a donor on the first home built by Helping a Hero. It is so inspiring to meet the men and women that have served our country. The home recipients of Helping a Hero have incredible stories of valor, sacrifice, duty, and honor. Watching Helping a Hero build these homes makes me proud to be an American, Great job Helping a Hero.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Helping a Hero is a very accountable charity and its audit shows over 80 cents of every donation goes to the bottom line. I was impressed that they are accredited by the Better Business Bureau. The BBB has a very stringent 20 point review process and there are only less than 100 charities in the Houston area with the BBB seal. Hats off to Helping a Hero for going the extra mile so donors know their money is well invested.

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The United States Army has been supporting many of the Helping A Hero events that have occurred since the organization's inception at multiple events throughout the country.

We have sent Soldier volunteers to help these Heroes following their home presentations to help with their needs. This organization provides an unbelievable community service that ties both the community and the federal, state and local government together in one effort.

There are normally very few uniformed military at these events and that part is sad, since these Heroes have given so much. The U.S. Army is committed to these heroes and we make every effort to attend groundbreaking or home dedications, whenever feasible and our heroes really appreciate seeing military there to support them. Often, there will be a Soldier or two who served on the mission they were injured on and this means the world to them.

Helping A Hero is a tremendous organization that we will continue to support wherever the call.

The U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador and Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for east Texas also attends when their calendars permit.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

In a world that can seem crowded with good causes, Helping a Hero truly shows how to stay focused on the goal of helping veterans and their family.. Probably the best thing is that their track record and personal involvement means that the project WILL get done and done right. Working with them has truly been educational and inspiring.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Keystone Concrete is more than honored to be a part of Helping a Hero! Every experience with this organization from fundraising through construction has been 1st class! Keystone Concrete company owners along with employees feel it is our duty to help the men and women who have put themselves in harms way to protect our liberties!

Tom Ward
Keystone Concrete
Director of Business Development

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Huge lack of organization and communication. Staff and board members have very high turnover...when someone questions the integrity of the chairman, out they go. Lots of bad press with unanswered questions and missing money.... Not a fan or supporter of this organization anymore.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I've been involved with Helping Hero for about 5 years and have been nothing but impressed. I've been involved in the ground breaking for a home for a local vet and then in the presentation of that home later. The local volunteers are exceptional, and their fund raising projects have been handled flawlessly. The leadership at the national level is nothing short of outstanding, and the fact that $.82 of every dollar donated goes to the vets is testament to the fact this is a first class and above-the-board organization. I strongly recommend Helping a Hero for anyone's volunteering or donation plans. There are numerous organizations in the country dedicated to taking care of our wounded vets, but Helping a Hero ranks at the top of the list. Your volunteer talents and your monetary support for Helping a Hero will NOT be wasted. They are an absolutely First Rate organization.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

HelpingaHero.org is a family. In just a few days, the first home recipient, PFC Kenny Adams, USA (Ret) will complete his commitment to live in his beautiful $300,000 home for 10 years. While the home equity was always in his name, he couldn't borrow against it for the 10 years beyond his original mortgage of $50,000 that represented his obligation to the home. This 10 year agreement also kept him from losing his home or the equity in a divorce. Our wounded warriors need our support. Building an accessible home tailored to their needs is an important first step. And encouraging them as they continue their journey on their road to recovery, is important too. Helping a Hero builds amazing homes, and does marriage retreats, caregiver retreats, hunting and fishing trips, Operation Merry Christmas, and so much more.

 
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