2016 Fire Front

A devastating fire

In the early hours of Tuesday May 31, 2016 we were alerted by the property managers of 236 Washington St. Toms River, NJ that our headquarters suffered a devastating fire. The historic building, known as the Birdsall House was erected in 1868 and served as our headquarters for the non-profit Hometown Heroes over the last 2 years. Fire crews […]

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Shop and Help

You can earn cash back while helping Hometown Heroes! Everyday you shop for things you need, items you want and even that brand new gadget. What if I told you that you could be helping a family in crisis at the same time? Would you still shop on those other sites even when you can […]

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Hurricane Joaquin

Tracking the hurricane “The latest forecast track pushes Hurricane Joaquin even further east and weakens it slightly over the weekend. While there remain a few outlier models, this continues to reflect all-around good news that New Jersey and the U.S. East Coast will avoid a direct hit. However, this is still going to be a […]

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FOX 29 Spotlight on Carlos Suarez

We’d like to thank Samantha Crawford from Rider University and FOX 29 Philadelphia for doing a story about our newest employee, Carlos Suarez. Carlos is a Marine and a veteran of the Iraq War, who is now home with his family and continuing to serve his community. Carlos’ first day at Hometown Heroes was actually […]

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#THINKHEALTHYTUESDAY

Hometown Heroes is partnering with Dr. Lauren Laurino a.k.a. “Dr. Ren,” and Community Green Market Organizers to launch #ThinkHealthyTuesday, or #THT. Here’s an official statement from Dr. Ren: “I AM so grateFULL to be honored as an official USA Hometown Hero ‘Health Hero’ and like everything else I do, I AM paying it forward to YOU! […]

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Help a Family Dealing With Loss

Our good friend and supporter Veronica Cole lost her son Martin Thomas Cole-Haag on May 10th…he was only 24 years old. The family could use some help with final expenses. Veronica and Martin are supporters of Hometown Heroes and have volunteered on many occasions. Your help during these rough times will be greatly appreciated.

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Hometown Hero Spotlight: Esther Daniel

Recently, Hometown Heroes was contacted when the tragic loss of a young mother left her two children in desperate need of an advocate as their grandparents fought for custody. The legal battle became a financial struggle for the grandparents who were living on a very fixed income and had just covered the funeral expenses for […]

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Episode 2 of Food Hero Mimi Kozma is live on YouTube!

The new episode of Food Hero Mimi Kozma is live on YouTube! Hometown Heroes President Mike Schwartz teams up with Mimi to help Teresa, a woman who has gone blind from diabetes. Teresa hasn’t left her home in 8 years, but Mike & Mimi get her out of the house for a day in Atlantic City she’ll […]

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ORDER YOUR OWN HOMETOWN HEROES ST. PATRICKS DAY SHIRT!

Need some green this month?! Hometown Heroes has you covered with their limited edition t-shirt available S M L XL XXL for only $10.00!!! – talk about a great price. You can either pick up at our office, or we can ship them for an additional $3.99 Sizes Small Medium Large XL XXL

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Hometown Heroes teams with Liberty Tax Service

Tax season is upon us and we’ve teamed up with Liberty Tax Service in Toms River because of their support for the local community. This year, if Liberty prepares your taxes, they will donate $50 to Hometown Heroes. So you get your taxes prepared AND you help those in need. All you need is to print […]

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