My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Host A Hero Inc, Pinecrest, FL, USA
I cannot express how thankful we are for the incredible week long vacation Host A Hero set up for our family. After being gone for about half of the past year off and on for deployments, it was an amazing week long trip with great family memories created both during planned events and down time for relaxing, going to the pool, and go out to explore and grab dinner.
My four year old son loved playing with the stingrays at Aquarium Encounters and still is carrying around his stuffed animal telling me every day about his experience. Our two oldest daughters loved the Theater of the Sea day trip, where our oldest got kissed by a dolphin and the middle got to toss a ring around a sea lion's head. Our youngest daughter loved all the birds and getting in the water at the beach. The three oldest enjoyed the glass bottom boat tour as well and spotting different animals we hadn't yet encountered on our trip. We also made a day trip down to Key West to shop, walk around, and take some family photos.
The home we stayed in was beautiful, with it's own marina area with docks where we got to sit and watch the sunset and see a mama and baby manatee! The pool at Indigo Reef was great and the people were very friendly.
Had we tried to plan this trip on our own, it would've never looked like that or been so filled with incredible sites and experiences. The accommodations made it easy for us to even travel via airline for the first time as a family of 6. This was a once in a lifetime experience our family will always remember. We're grateful for the Host A Hero team, especially Karen and Anisa, as well as the family so generous to loan them our home for the week. If you have the ability to donate or volunteer to support this non-profit, we highly recommend it, and if you're a military family thinking about signing up for an experience like this, you definitely should!