A Generous Donation from White Lotus Tattoo & Art Gallery

Hometown Heroes would like to thank Doug DeSilva from White Lotus Tattoo & Art Gallery for their generous $4,000 donation. White Lotus is a local downtown business in Toms River, NJ. After hearing about the loss of our office, they reached out & wanted to help. Doug stopped by our new office recently to drop […]

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Bay Head Boutique Steps Up

Hometown Heroes would like to thank Maeve, Elizabeth, and Mairead of the Bay Head Boutique for their generous donation of $500 to Hometown Heroes. After seeing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the girls started selling lemonade & jewelry at a small stand near the beach in Bay Head. All the money they’ve raised has gone […]

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Joe Piscopo wins Humanitarian Award

Congratulations to Joe Piscopo on winning the NJBA Humanitarian of the Year Award at the NJ Broadcasters Association Gala & Conference. Joe has been an avid supporter of Hometown Heroes through the years. He was gracious enough to sign our Harley, and now he’s added his autograph to our new guitar! Below are some photos […]

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Local High School Students Help Hometown Heroes

Yesterday, the Pax Christi Club of St. John Vianney High School presented Hometown Heroes Executive Director Jennifer Barna with a $500 donation. The Pax Christi Club is one of St. John Vianney’s service clubs. The students discovered Hometown Heroes after Hurricane Sandy when they were looking to participate in hurricane relief for the area. Our […]

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Picking up the pieces

“It feels like just yesterday we got the phone call telling us our office was on fire….In times like this we can either fall apart or come together. Our team; really family, is stronger than ever,” says founder Mike Schwartz. With the help of all our heroes stepping up we are now well on the […]

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We lost everything

The outpouring of love & help has been incredible. So many heroes have stepped up when we needed them. Today we’d like to shine the spotlight on our friend Eric Katz. We came to his aid after Hurricane Sandy, and now he’s the one helping us. Eric has personally donated $500 and hopes to raise […]

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Breaking News 3-alarm fire at Hometown Heroes

A 3-alarm fire that broke out early Friday morning in downtown Toms River is out but crews remain to put out out hot spots and begin their investigation onto the fire on the corner of Washington and Robbins Street. Police expect Washington Street to remain closed for several hours into the Friday morning commute as […]

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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed at the Sandy Museum! Location: N Street & North Ocean Ave. in Seaside Park. With the deadline fast approaching Ed and the Hometown Heroes team need your help. This week especially we need adults that are able to do light construction work that can include banging nails, holding piping, digging, etc. If we […]

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Concrete Cares: Hairdressers for Haiyan! Jan. 19th

Introducing Hairdressers for Haiyan!! A Cut-a-Thon Fundraiser for the People of the Philippines. A little over a year ago, with the help of dedicated hairdressers, salons around the Country & many amazing people, we raised over $30,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief in one whirlwind day at the Berkeley Carteret Hotel in Asbury Park. The beneficiaries […]

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Play to Give with Partypoker.com and Hometown Heroes

Everyone likes to play to win but it feels so much better when you play to give. Beginning January 4th, NJ.partypoker.com will host six online poker tournaments in partnership with Hometown Heroes, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps people in a crisis, to support their continuing efforts to Restore the Shore. The six monthly online Texas […]

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