Hero’s Bridge May Highlights

Hero’s Bridge May Highlights

Affordable housing can be built. It takes social entrepreneurs and philanthropists to brave the obstacles and the opposition. Reporter Tim Carrington with the Rappahannock-based Foothills Forum explains how the Hero’s Bridge Village illustrates the potential for...
Spotlight: The Small But Mighty Creekside Veterans Club

Spotlight: The Small But Mighty Creekside Veterans Club

The Creekside Veterans Club raised $10,000 for Hero’s Bridge Village. “We are incredibly grateful for the Creekside Veterans Club’s generous donation,” said Molly Brooks, Founder and CEO of Hero’s Bridge. “This donation will go a...
Hero’s Bridge CEO Village Statement

Hero’s Bridge CEO Village Statement

We knew things would get harder as the Hero’s Bridge Village project matured. In the last 30 days, our project has been used in a political campaign, was the main topic of discussion during citizen’s time at the last Warrenton Town Council meeting, and took the front...
Hero’s Bridge Village FAQs

Hero’s Bridge Village FAQs

Aren’t Veterans dangerous, will my family be safe? This will be senior housing for veterans 65 and older who are long past any trouble making days. The vast majority of them never had any trouble making days. With an all woman staff, we have served hundreds of older...
Celebrate the Holidays with Hero’s Bridge

Celebrate the Holidays with Hero’s Bridge

Remember a Hero This Holiday Season Wreaths Across America Day has a mission to Remember, Honor and Teach by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at National Cemeteries throughout the country a total of 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and...
Behind the Brick: Creekside Veterans Club

Behind the Brick: Creekside Veterans Club

When the Creekside Veterans Club launched less than a year ago, they knew right away that they wanted to become a philanthropic organization that raised money to benefit other veteran organizations. “We decided to focus on three local nonprofits, Hero’s...
Behind the Brick: Warrenton VFW Post 9835

Behind the Brick: Warrenton VFW Post 9835

On May 19, 1948, 90 local World War I and II veterans banded together as Charter members of the Fauquier County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9835 in Warrenton, Virginia.  In April 1974, the Post was re-named in honor of WWII veteran (and past Post Commander)...
Taking Things in Stride: The Final Recap from RFH 2021 Challenge

Taking Things in Stride: The Final Recap from RFH 2021 Challenge

December 5 marked our 12th marathon and the completion of our goal to run one marathon every month in 2021 to raise awareness to our older veterans’ needs. Running for Heroes chose to run a race in Washington D.C. that supported the EOD Warrior Foundation (Explosive...
Thousands of miles to better housing for aging veterans

Thousands of miles to better housing for aging veterans

On Dec. 5, Rick Heppard and Bobby Brooks, better known as Running for Heroes, will run the 2021 EOD Warrior Holiday Dash 7K, Half and Full Marathon on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in D.C. It will be their 12th marathon this calendar year. They laced up in 20-degree...
Running for Heroes is still on the run

Running for Heroes is still on the run

Since the year isn’t over, we are still running! Our trip up to Washington’s Crossing for the Bucks County Marathon was a really good one. We were very lucky with the weather. It was cold but not bitter when we started. The later 9:00 a.m. start gave us a...
The Story Behind the Brick: The Corvette Club

The Story Behind the Brick: The Corvette Club

Thank you to the The Piedmont Corvette Club that bought a Commemorative Brick! The Chevrolet Corvette has long been considered America’s sports car. Therefore, it is no surprise that veterans love the Corvette, and Corvette owners love those that have served....
The Story Behind the Brick: Duane Huffman

The Story Behind the Brick: Duane Huffman

The recent passing of Mark Huffman’s father serves as a reminder to him that moments are fleeting and once they are gone, you can’t get them back. “I know that he served in the National Guard and was never called into action, but I don’t know...
Thousands of miles to better housing for aging veterans

Running for Heroes Running Update

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly RUNNING FOR HEROES TELLS IT LIKE IT IS Running for Heroes has taken on the challenge of running one marathon, every month in 2021 to raise $26,200 for the Hero’s Bridge Veterans Village. With only two marathons to go, they are close to...