September Monthly Spotlight: Herobox

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TheLead.com is starting a new “Monthly Spotlight” series. Each month we will highlight a different organization, candidate or charity that we like, and think you may like too! We will have featured articles, interviews, photos and even giveaways to raise awareness for these great causes.

During the month of September, we will highlight Herobox. Learn about this amazing military charity below, or on their website!

 

HeroBox evolved from a family’s simple effort of supporting their hero. HeroBox founder Ryan Housley learned during his brother’s deployment that many service members were not receiving any support from home. He also noticed that all deployed service members have specific needs depending on their gender, location and a variety of other factors. Most care packages are generic and don’t provide the items our heroes need.

Ryan worked with brother to develop a web platform that would connect the American people with their heroes instantly online. Thus giving service members the ability to request specific items and providing Americans with a way to directly support the troops. HeroBox.org was launched in May 2008 to support this vision. HeroBox now has volunteers in all 50 states who help us support tens of thousands of deployed service members each year. In 2013, HeroBox expanded its programs to include injured, aging and homeless veterans.

 

To learn more about Herobox, please click here.

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