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  1. Gifting and Modifying 500 Homes by 2027 – With nearly 5,800 applicants at this time hoping for a home, Building Homes for Heroes hopes to gift as many as 500 mortgage-free homes to our nation’s veterans by 2027.
  2. Now Gifting Homes to Gold Star Families – In June of 2018 we proudly gifted our first home to a Gold Star family, for Natasha De Alencar and her five children in Navarre, Florida. We have every intention to gift many more homes to Gold Star Families in the years ahead.
  3. And Helping Our Greatest Generation and More – In November of 2022, we gifted our first ever mortgage-free home to a World War II Veteran, Army Private First Class Billy Bradley in Tennessee, a D-Day Hero and a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. We hope to continue helping more veterans who served in wars before 9/11/01 in 2022 and beyond!
  4. Expanding Our Emergency Funding – We hope to further expand our efforts in 2022 to provide emergency and watershed funding for veterans and their families who experience sudden life-altering moments in their lives.
  5. Financial Awareness and Well-Being Programs – In partnership with the NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation (NCEF), we provide 2-4 years of free financial planning for all of our veteran home recipients. We plan to expand upon our financial awareness programs in 2022 to help an ever-expanding number of families live a life of financial freedom and reduced stress, directly related to their injuries, including PTSD and TBI.
  6. Supporting Recreational Activities, Outdoor Rehabilitation and Entrepreneurial Dreams – We began this program by supporting USMC Sgt Kirstie Ennis and others, the first-ever all-female veteran climb of Mount Denali in 2018, the tallest mountain peak in North America. We have since supported our veterans in the grueling training process for the Invictus Games, the Warrior Games and the Paralympics. In 2021 and 22, we hope to expand this program with more mountain climbs, adaptive sports, and by helping our veterans start new business and pursue dreams they never imagined when injured.
  7. Team Building – The annual program in Orlando, Florida is designed to strengthen bonds and family spirit among veterans and their families. It is yet another step toward marital success, family happiness, camaraderie and comfort in their everyday lives. The organization has found this program to be tremendously inspirational for veterans and families alike, another step toward being defined by their accomplishments and activities, and not their injuries or disabilities.
  8. Fighting For our Veterans Against COVID-19 – Since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, we set out to support thousands of families with emergency funding to help overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many veterans vulnerable with a multitude of health issues and underlying conditions, facing homelessness or nearing the tipping point, and struggling physically and psychologically with TBI and PTSD, and some with suicidal concerns tragically so, we will be distributing $500 to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of our severely injured veterans and Gold Star Families so they are able to continue purchasing food and essential items for themselves and their families. A bit of hope for many!
  9. 300 Homes– With growing support, we hope to reach our goal of gifting and modifying our milestone 300th home in early 2022.
  10. 40 Homes – We hope to help more veterans and families than ever before by gifting, modifying, and beautifying more than 40 homes for injured veterans in 2022, exceeding our current goal of gifting one home every eleven days, on average.
  11. Gifting 11 Homes in 11 Weeks in Honor of Veterans Day 11-11 –In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and Veterans Day, we gifted 11 homes in 11 weeks in honor of these two meaningful days in 2021, the 4th straight year we have accomplished this remarkable achievement. We plan to achieve this again in 2022.
  12. Supporting our Soldiers on the Front Lines –We have forged a strong bond with our nation’s Special Forces, with many high-ranking SOCOM officials frequently attending our home ceremonies. We will continue strengthen our bond with our nation’s Special Forces in 2022, including helping to fly loved ones to military hospitals to visit their injured family members. In 2019, our founder received the highest civilian award received from SOCOM in a formal ceremony, at McDill Air Force Base, the HQ of SOCOM.
  13. 4 Stars from Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar – Building Homes for Heroes was proud to receive the highest possible rating of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator. This score was re-validated in 2021 for a sixth straight year, a rare accomplishment achieved by just 12% of all charities nationwide. We were also honored to be awarded a Platinum rating on GuideStar, another independent nonprofit evaluator.
  14. 100% Score for Transparency – Building Homes for Heroes also received a perfect 100 percent score for accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator for a 6th consecutive year.
  15. 93% Program Rating or Higher for 9 Consecutive Years – The organization reached a program rating of 94% in 2020, a ninth consecutive year in which, at least, 93% of every dollar donated, or more, goes directly to our mission, one of the very few charities in the nation to accomplish this feat so often and so consistently.
  16. Founder and CEO’s Salary – For a 16thconsecutive year, the Founder and CEO of the organization will donate his time and salary to the organization.
  17. 1,000 Times on Air – We have aired more than 1,000 times on different channels since 2018, a new record for our home ceremonies and national events. To date, the organization has not paid for a single television commercial.
  18. Growing Presence on Social Media – With more than 144,000 followers on Facebook, more than 11,000 followers on Instagram, and growing, we are proud to share our achievements with you on a day-to-day basis via social media. Please visit us on Facebook,InstagramTwitter and LinkedIn to receive regular updates on our activities!
  19. Economic Advancement– While many contractors are willing to donate their time and service, many do not have the means to do so. Building Homes for Heroes plans to support nearly 700 contractors and their families in the year ahead. We have especially had a major impact in the Great State of Florida, where we have partnered directly with the State Department of Economic Opportunity for the last several years to gift and modify more than 100 homes for veterans while boosting communities and having a major economic impact across the state.
  20. Community Inspiration – At many ceremonies, we often see firefighters, police officers, political dignitaries, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Daisies, school bands, vintage cars, ROTC volunteers, veterans’ groups, family, friends and neighbors alike gather together to celebrate a veteran’s homecoming. The impact produced is clearly making our communities and country a better place, and setting a positive example for all to see.
  21. Marital Success and Family Happiness – Having completed construction on more than 285 homes for veterans and their families, we are proud to announce that more than 95% of our families remain together currently. A remarkable phenomenon by itself. The combination of financial freedom and community support appears to be creating a clear and concise path towards marital triumph and family happiness for veterans, who are struggling with severe physical and cerebral injuries, including PTSD and TBI.
  22. Corporate and Organizational Support – Building Homes for Heroes is supported by amazing organizations such as Lowe’s, Advance Auto Parts, Chase Bank, Truck Hero, SAIC, Mazda, Volvo, Johnson Controls, York Systems, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Cantor Fitzgerald, GE Silicone II, the FDNY, 343 Ride, Legrand North America, Hillwood Properties, Tijuana Flats, BuilderTrend, Volvo, Valvoline, Mansfield Plumbing, William Ryan Homes, Randy Wise Homes, PCL Construction, Sikorsky Aircraft, Ebby Halliday Realtors, BAE Systems, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Mission BBQ, Chick-Fil-A, plus an ever-growing number of organizations and communities nationwide.
  23. Twelve Years of Growth – Building Homes for Heroes has increased its home gifting output every year since 2013, and has averaged more than one home gifted every 11 days, on average, during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. In 2022, we hope to exceed 40 homes, a new record.


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