Selection Process Overview
- We receive the completed application and Military Discharge DD-214.
- We inform the applicant if they are in consideration of a home within 60 days. We also begin including eligible heroes in the Helping a Hero Wounded Hero Support Program as well as referring them to other organizations that may assist them in the interim.
- We contact the applicant to explain the program and make sure they understand the expectations of the program on the recipient wounded heroes (in particular the $50,000 veteran portion and the 10 yr contract). We also discuss their situation to better understand the overview of their journey and where their support network is strongest coupled with VA support for their ongoing medical care (This will be done on the phone).
- We set up an in-person interview or zoom with the Family.
- We evaluate the results and set up a points system(simple) to give priority on the list to heroes based on their injuries for our new homes.
- Then, when a cost estimate is developed for the home, Helping a Hero awards homes after the funds are in hand to build the home. Usually, a minimum of $100,000 and up to $250,000 in community funds are needed per home and must be received in either a firm pledge or in hand. Then we publicly award a home.
***Once a veteran is selected, we work with the family, our builders and developers to put together a package that works for all. In the event a builder/developer combination is unable to be located in the area of the country the selected wounded hero desires to live in, the selectee will be given the option to consider alternate cities or we will award the home to another wounded hero.