The Beginning: Beyond a Hero originated from a group of U.S. Military veterans and their friends upon realizing the high-level of care and respect shared for America's First-Responders. At first we would run across a First-Responder or military veteran at lunch and anonymously pay for their meals and having the waiter inform them their meal had been taken care of and that others wanted to say, "Thank you for the courage and service you provide for us."
We weren't looking for recognition or thanks for what we did, but after a few had posted stories of experiences on social media sites to get others involved in saying 'Thank You' to the real hero's, we began receiving messages and phone calls from others who wanted to help make the effort even bigger; That was when the idea to commit to a real organization began. The next mission took us outside of the military-circle in effort to stretch the growing 'community support' across our great nation so many others would stand-up and show their respect for these heroes and support them when they need help.
The mission of Beyond a Hero is to stand behind our First Responders, Military and Veterans to provide a positive environment and to support them in their time of need.
Facts about Beyond a Hero:
100% of donations received by Beyond a Hero are placed into created programs to help support our First-Responders.
Beyond a Hero is currently staffed by volunteers.
Just Under 50% of Beyond a Hero's Staff is comprised of 'Past and Present' First-Responders, Including U.S. Military, Police Officers and Firefighters.