HELP OUR MILITARY ORPHANS CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION EVEN AMIDST THE THREAT OF COVID 19
Our men and women in uniform continue to be at the forefront of the fight against Covid 19. Our valiant military personnel have been assisting the government in transporting medical supplies and personnel protective equipment, building quarantine facilities, providing transportation for essential workforce, installing mobile kitchens for the needy, manning checkpoints, and ensuring the safe distribution of financial and in-kind aid to our brothers and sisters in need. In the midst of these efforts, we honor the sacrifice of our soldiers who, despite the crisis, continue to die at the hands of the enemies of the state in Sulu, Aurora, and Negros Occidental.
HERO Foundation has been helping the children and dependent siblings left behind by our military personnel who were permanently incapacitated or killed in action. Since it was founded in 1988, HERO has helped almost 3,000 orphans finish their education and pursue their dreams. More than 1,200 of these scholars have already graduated from college and are now their families' breadwinnersHERO Foundation is proud to introduce to you four of our HERO alumni who are currently serving as frontliner heroes in today's battle against the Covid-19 pandemic:
Lydie never got to meet her father. She was born 8 months after her father, Cpl Welhelm was killed in action in Gocotan, Pikit,Cotabato. She graduated in 2018 and is a nurse in Davao del Sur.
Cheizle is working as a med-tech in Nueva Ecija. She is the daughter of Cpl Ramon who was killed in action in 2004 in San Ildefonso, Bulacan. Cheizle was then only seven years old.
Ritchelyn is a community nurse at a Rural Health Unit in Bukidnon. Her father was killed in action in Agusan del Sur 16 years ago.
Jayzel is the daughter of SSgt Verhel who was also killed in action in Misamis Occidental. She has been a med-tech in a cooperative hospital in Zamboanga del Sur for 2 years now.
Our HERO graduates are proving that they are continuing their fathers' legacy of selflessness, service, and bravery.
As we face an uncertain future due to the current pandemic, our HERO scholars need to be secure in the knowledge that they will still be able to continue their education and still be productive members of society because they have YOU to count on.
We at HERO Foundation hope to continue to work together with you in honoring the sacrifices of their fathers, ensuring that their children's education needs will be taken care of.
Thank you for being heroes to our heroes' children.