Inspired by the tragic events of 9/11, Homes for Heroes was started in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the beginning of 2002. In 2009, it grew to become a national organization that has since helped more than 20,000 heroes and given back over $32 million.

Homes for Heroes' mission is to provide extraordinary savings to the heroes who provide extraordinary services to our nation and its communities every day. Heroes include military (active, reserves and veterans), law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, healthcare workers and teachers. Homes for Heroes is comprised of affiliate real estate and lending specialists across the country along with local and national businesses committed to providing Hero Rewards, which are easy ways for heroes to save significant money on a home.

When working with Homes for Heroes real estate and lending specialists specifically, heroes are able to receive significant savings when they buy, sell or refinance a home. Hero Rewards is our way to say thank you.

"We're committed to giving back, serving and saying thank you to our local community heroes because they do so much to make our great community what it is today. They tirelessly serve and sacrifice for us, so we feel its the right thing to do, and we're excited to be able to give back and say 'thank you' in such a meaningful and positive way," said Kelle Lease, local Homes for Heroes real estate specialist in Destin, Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding areas.