Public, Society Benefit

BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES INC

aka Building Homes for Heroes

Valley Stream, NY

Mission

Building Homes for Heroes is strongly committed to supporting the brave men and women of the military who were injured, post-September 11, 2001, while serving the country at the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Organization builds or modifies homes and gifts these homes, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.

Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has been at the forefront of making a significant difference in the lives of the severely wounded men and women of the military forces of the United States. We build homes from the ground up or modify existing homes to meet the needs of the brave men and women who selflessly served our country. These mortgage-free 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. To further assist veterans, the Organization offers financial planning services, family funding, and emergency support. The Organization encourages veterans and their families to take part in its events with other veterans to help build camaraderie and supportive relationships between the wounded veterans.

Ruling Year

2006

President

Mr. Andrew Pujol

Main Address

65 Roosevelt Ave Ste 105 Suite 105

Valley Stream, NY 11581 USA

Keywords

Veterans, Housing, Shelter, Military

EIN

20-4540852

 Number

5919304695

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

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Building Homes for Heroes is strongly committed to supporting the brave men and women of the military who have returned home from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, with a goal to build homes for families in dire need. Our chief goal is to make a significant difference in the lives of the men and women who returned home from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan with serious injuries. We expect to impact close to 40 military families in 2017.

Building Homes for Heroes will continue to raise funds and awareness through fundraising activities, strategic partnerships, marketing, social media, etc. We will increase our efforts in the area of content marketing in an attempt to provide our existing and potential donors with a steady stream of information pertaining to the past, present, and future of Building Homes for Heroes. Value-added marketing collateral will be both promotional and educational.

Partnering with other organizations on projects is essential to our success. We will continue to seek out partnerships and relationships with organizations to build our brand and reputation. We will look to partner with organizations, not only for events, but also for our programs.

Increasing our efforts in the social media space is a certainty. We will continue to build awareness through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and others. While we will continue to meet with donors and potential donors face-to-face, we recognize social media as a strategic opportunity that saves time and money. We believe a strong social media presence is an important strategy.

Building relationships with military organizations and military advocates eases the process of identifying and selecting qualified veterans for our programs. We will continue to build and strengthen relationships in these areas.

Each year since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has increased its capabilities, but has done so with a strong focus on organizational efficiency. We operated with just twelve full-time employees in 2016. The board members are not compensated. We strive to keep overhead costs down and have been very successful in achieving this goal.

We recognize the need to increase our resources, but we will be very strategic in this area. Our support from contractors, corporations, volunteers, and supporters, has enabled us to grow considerable since our inception. We will continue to utilize this network and build upon it.

Partnering with other organizations on projects is essential to our success. We will continue to seek out partnerships and relationships with organizations to build our brand and reputation. We will look to partner with organizations, not only for events, but also for our programs.

Building relationships with military organizations and military advocates eases the process of identifying and selecting qualified veterans for our programs. We will continue to build and strengthen relationships in these areas.

Building Homes for Heroes staff and its board of directors puts forth an operating budget to plan for annual business goals and the funds that will be required to reach these goals. Our operating budget includes our expected total support and revenue and expenses for the upcoming year. Building Homes for Heroes creates a budget that is based on what it will cost to run our programs for the upcoming year using three categories: administration, program and fundraising. Once the budget is finalized, our board of directors meets at the annual board meeting to approve it.

Building Homes for Heroes also sets a goal to determine how many veterans we anticipate assisting with housing needs each year. All of the goals are monitored throughout the year, and efforts will be altered, if necessary, in an attempt to meet these goals.

Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has been at the forefront of making a significant difference in the lives of the severely wounded men and women of the military forces of the United States. With over 50,000 wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the need is considerable. We set lofty, yet realistic, goals, most of which we've been able to attain.

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BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No