Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has been constructing mortgage-free houses for wounded American service members. Over the past five years, they have built more than 100 accessible homes, and in 2018, they are planning to donate a new home every 10 days!
The New York based non-profit is one of the fastest growing charities in the United States, and has grown almost 2000% since 2010. They were recently awarded the highest honor of four stars from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator. Their Facebook page has over 115,000 likes, and Building Homes for Heroes has been featured on local and national news stations over 600 times in the past two years.
A large part of the organizations success can be attributed to Founder and CEO Andrew Pujol, who for the 12th consecutive year has donated his entire salary back to the organization. Pujol was inspired to start Building Homes for Heroes following the horrific attacks on September 11th. Andrew was a successful businessman living in New York City at that time, and was among the thousands of volunteers who aided in rescue efforts at the World Trade Center.
Building Homes for Heroes relies on several corporate sponsorships and individual donations to be able to donate so many quality houses. One of their largest partnerships is with Chase Bank who has committed to donating over 1,000 homes to severely wounded service members. Donations of time by private contractors and anyone with construction experience is also very important to Building Homes for Heroes. You can find their form to volunteer by clicking here.
Anyone who has been severely injured in combat since 2001, and are not home or land owners, may apply for a mortgage-free home by clicking on the link below:
Thank you to everyone at Building Homes for Heroes for all of the wonderful work you are doing. Check out the video below to see their organization featured on Fox News: