Where will you be on Thanksgiving?

Where will you be on Thanksgiving? Many of us will be surrounded by friends and family today. As we give thanks for our many blessings, let’s not forget about all of the heroes that are serving our country and communities today. -As I write this, our military is serving in far away lands to ensure…

Word is Spreading

The Homes for Heroes program in Michiana is spreading! Michiana heroes have saved over $44,000 in 2013!! Not because of elaborate marketing campaigns or gimmicks, but rather because local heroes are experiencing what the program is all about- THEM! As a veteran myself, I can sometimes be skeptical about “veteran benefits or programs,” that sound…

The Nomination of a Hero

  We’ve been so blessed to be able to meet and learn about some amazing heroes within Michiana through the Homes for Heroes program. We felt that the stories of these heroes need to be shared, and that’s why we created the Hero of the Month award. The question is who will share their story?…

Why honor local heroes?

Many people have asked me a simple question, – “Why?” – Why honor local heroes? – Why spend the time, effort and energy on sharing the stories of local heroes? – Why bring the national Homes for Heroes program to Michiana? I have been asked these questions and many more when discussing the Homes for…

Mishawaka Firefighter Honored

Sacrifice, courage and selfless service are just a few attributes found in a firefighter. The sacrifice of compromising their well being for the well being of others is an attribute that I’ve found in every firefighter that I’ve met. The example of a firefighters’ sacrifice is found in the heroic story of the fallen firefighters…

Thank you Teachers

The impact that a teacher can have on a life is tremendous. The encouragement, discipline, instruction and guidance provided to a student can change the trajectory of a life. The value of teachers is often overlooked and under appreciated. I want the teachers of Michiana to know that what they do does matter. The time,…

Honoring Local Police Officers

Police officers serve our community day in and day out. Around the clock there’s police officers that serve and protect. I want the police officers of Michiana to know that their service is noticed and appreciated! I’m very grateful to be able to honor their service through the Homes for Heroes program. I recently had…