Our Policies

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Donor Privacy Policy

Building Homes for Heroes is committed to respecting the privacy of both our online and offline donors. The organization values the relationships we’ve established with those who support the wounded men and women of the military. To protect the privacy of our donors, and to continue to be good stewards of our contributions, we have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that their information will not be shared with any third party.

Please note that the following is applicable to both online and offline donors.

  1. Information Collected:  Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:
    • Contact information:  Name, organization, complete address, phone number, email address.
    • Method of donation:  Credit card, check, cash, gift-in-kind.
    • General information:  This includes how you came to hear about us, event attended, any information regarding follow-up, questions, comments, suggestions, potential for future donation, requests to receive information or a request to not be solicited, etc.
  2. We do not trade our donor lists with other organizations, nor do we sell our donor lists to other organizations.
  3. No Sharing of Personal Information:  Building Homes for Heroes will not share our donors’ personal information — including both email and physical addresses, and phone number — with any other organizations, nor do we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Donors’ personal information will be kept confidential. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of Building Homes for Heroes.
  4. We offer donors the option to be recognized anonymously.
  5. Donors may request not to be solicited in the future. Donors may request not to receive mailings. Donors can contact us to be removed, and opt out from, any active lists held by Building Homes For Heroes.
  6. Donors may contact Building Homes for Heroes to have their personal information removed from our files.
  7. How to be removed: To make any requests regarding your privacy, please contact us at (516) 684-9220 or send an email to info@buildinghomesforheroes.org.  Please specify as to your privacy request, to better help us serve your needs.Or you can mail us at:Building Homes for Heroes, Inc.
    65 Roosevelt Ave. Suite 105
    Valley Stream, NY 11581

Contacting Us:  If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, please send us an email at info@buildinghomesforheroes.org or call us at (516) 684-9220.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

Building Homes for Heroes® prohibits discrimination in all its programs. It is the policy of Building Homes for Heroes® to allow individuals who are eligible to apply without regard for race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, or political beliefs.

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.

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, 2014, the organization had a program service percentage of 94.2%. The organization gifted 17 homes in 2013, 23 homes in 2014, 28 in 2015 and has the high hopes of gifting as many as 35 homes in 2016.

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.