Helping a Hero featured as the cover story for the April edition of River Oaks magazine. The article celebrates The Wounded Hero Home program and the great work of Meredith Iler and the team.  Since the program began in 2005, it has been successful in awarding over 100 homes in 23 states, and has provided resources such as marriage and caregiver retreats, recreational activities and financial support for those severly wounded in the military.

Read the full article to see how the program is changing veterans lives.

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July 24, 2018

In October 2017, Helping a Hero, Westin Homes and MorningStar joined together to invite the community to nominate a deserving wounded warrior who was injured in the Global War on Terror for a beautiful Westin Home in the MorningStar Community. Out of the applications submitted, SGT James “Shane” Ray, USA and his family were selected.
Army Sergeant Ray deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne, 1-32 CAV RSTA. While on night patrol in June 2006, he was driving a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it ran over two IEDs, resulting in his injuries including severe burns, the loss of a leg, and ongoing medical complications. He received the Purple Heart for his injuries in combat. SGT Ray also received...

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Helping A Hero Joins MorningStar to Give a Wounded Vet a New Home

A crowd of hundreds, which included Congressmen from two states and a U.S. Senator, lined a small street in Independence...

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Independence welcomes a Wounded Warrior with open arms and music from Lee Greenwood


To the brave men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedom, we salute you.

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