The story behind A Hero’s Home, Inc.
A Hero’s Home, Inc. came about through the collaborative efforts of some of the top contributors on BiggerPockets.com over the years. Feeling blessed to be in the real estate investment industry, and having made valuable connections and received assistance and support through BP, the question arose:
How to organize and give back in some meaningful way?
It was decided that a non-profit in which 100% of the funds support an honorable mission would be the vehicle. So a group of industry professionals came together and created A Hero’s Home, Inc., a non-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Since we respect and are proud of our heroes — servicemen, servicewomen and first-responders — plus we had the knowledge and skills to make it a reality, the founding group believed a perfect project would be to source, rehab and then donate a single family home to a deserving “hero” family. The first property will likely be in the Memphis, TN market. One of the founders, Chris Clothier from REI Nation, will handle the sourcing of the home and the rehab.
The A Hero’s Home, Inc. team also includes Brandon Hall, CPA, and attorney Tom Gimer. Board member Brian Burke and Board Chair Jay Hinrichs round out the squad and will use their contacts and extensive audiences to spread the word.
The progress of the first project can be followed in detail on this website on the Updates page.
Looking ahead the plan will be to take this model around the country. Doing so would likely involve others who may want to carry on the same type of giving in their markets.