2017 saw its own sense of catastrophe and anguish: Environmental ruin plagued the Southern coast, terror had once again struck our school and religious systems, and the nation was characterized by sociopolitical grievances expressed through bitter debate and protest. Despite the turmoil and grief, thousands of country enthusiasts gathered in Las Vegas to enjoy the Route 91 Harvest Festival, only to experience the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
In the same city, earlier that year, a group of law enforcement officers, active reserve military members, nurses, educators, and those with a passion for public service assembled in their united feeling of the country’s continual loss: loss of homes, loss of lives, and a lack of support for its public servants. Through this united feeling of loss and the acknowledgement of the importance of the public servant, the group found hope and change through action. Aiming to rework the narrative of the American public servant, and intending to serve the individuals that have selflessly assisted their communities and country, the group formed The Heroes of America Foundation.
The Heroes of America Foundation, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in Henderson, Nevada. The foundation is classified as a “Public Charity” through the Internal Revenue Service (EIN #82-268245). The Foundation has earned the most prestigious status of Platinum from GuideStar, for its’ honest transparency.