Raised for Local Nonprofits
1784 gifts
Totaling $279,742.24
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1784 gifts
Totaling $279,742.24
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1784 gifts
Totaling $279,742.24

Hero Homes Inc.

Specific Need

We are seeking funding for our next project that is set in Hillsboro is for SFC William Slease and his family. William joined the Army in 1990 following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather -- who served in the 14thPennsylvania Calvary during the Civil War.  At the age of 19, William experienced his first combat action during Desert Spring as a M1A1 tank driver serving in 2/34 Armor, The Big Red One, 1st Infantry Division.   During his 20+ year military career, William participated in multiple campaigns including Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Kuwait, Bosnia, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq.  During Operation Enduring Freedom his unit (the 7thCavalry 3rdSquadron) led the race to Baghdad and received a Presidential Citation in 2003.


During his service, William was fortunate to develop three very strong friendships across a period of 8 years and 4 deployments. Tragically, during his last deployment on route Grizzly, a heavily contested military supply route in Iraq’s Anbar province, he lost all three of those friends in combat.


William was medically retired fromthe Army on Nov 29th, 2016.  He was diagnosed with severe PTSD and chronic depression related to the loss of his closest friends in combat as well as traumatic brain injury. Additionally he has had neck and shoulder surgery, and still requires additional shoulder and knee surgery.  William suffers from short-term memory loss and has a hard time with crowds. 


William has been married to his wife Alice for 17 years and has an amazing daughter, Maggie, who is 4 years old.  William, Alice, and Maggie need to find a quiet place to live, away from large crowds but within a caring community, where he can heal. 


HeroHomes is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation formally established in October of 2015 to build houses in western Loudoun County for those who have fought for the preservation of freedom and democracy for others. These deserving veterans and their families cannot regain what they lost defending our country, but we can give them a new start in building a solid foundation for their future and the dignity of an independent life in a wonderful small town community setting. We provide the opportunity for disabled veterans to rejoin society with the security and pride of homeownership.


The inspiration from HeroHomes began in early 2015 when Jason Brownell was asked to manage a home building project in Lovettsville, Virginia for wounded veteran Tony Porta. Tony is medically retired Marine corporal who sustained serious injuries from an IED explosion while serving in Iraq.  While managing the home building project to completion, Jason developed a close personal relationship with Tony and became passionate about helping disabled veterans and their families.  Jason recognized an opportunity to continue these home building efforts in his local community and formed a partnership with Aimee McGranahan and Matthew Lowers to establish HeroHomes.

$911.49 received
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125 Hirst Rd., Suite 3C
Purcellville VA 20132
Phone: (540) 751-8850

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