Housing Our Nations Outstanding Returning Soldiers, Inc., (H.O.N.O.R.S.) is a charitable organization designed to provide specialized housing to injured and disabled veterans in America. The organization endeavors to lessen the financial and emotional burdens imposed on injured and disabled veterans and their families by offering housing which would otherwise be unaffordable and/or unavailable to them and their families.
H.O.N.O.R.S was co-founded in July 2011 by Charles Vitchers, who served as general construction superintendent for the Ground Zero recovery and cleanup efforts following the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and is the co-author of Nine Months at Ground Zero, and, Gordon Haberman, whose daughter Andrea was murdered at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and is the co-author of Just a Few Sleeps Away which details the kindness shown to his family in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. The time spent by Charles and Gordon at Ground Zero during the aftermath of 9/11 was the impetus for the creation of H.O.N.O.R.S as a way to honor the servicemen and women who risk their lives to protect our Nation.
H.O.N.O.R.S. and NEOPAT are joining forces to build Sgt. Everett "Alex" Haworth and his family a home in Olmsted Township, OH. Learn more about the organizations' plans for building Sgt. Haworth's home here.
To learn more about H.O.N.O.R.S. partnership with NEOPAT click here.
Pocono Record, “Remnant of World Trade Center in Milford.”
Housing Our Nations Outstanding Returning Soldiers (H.O.N.O.R.S.) is proud to announce that they will publicly display World Trade Center Steel at the Fire House in Milford, Pennsylvania, from September 2, 2013 to September 14, 2013, in honor of the upcoming 9/11 Anniversary. To learn more, please read the following press release.
H.O.N.O.R.S. is proud to announce that the foundation has chosen Sgt. Everett "Alex" Haworth as a home recipient. On April 4, 2012, Sgt. Haworth was severely injured by a suicide bomber while his patrol exited a city park in Miamana, Afghanistan in the Faryab Province. On this day three American National Guardsmen and fifteen Afghanis lost their lives. Sgt. Haworth received a severely broken leg, a broken arm, hearing loss, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple shrapnel wounds, and an assortment of other injuries.
Sgt. Haworth spent six months in Walter Reed Medical Center receiving treatment and rehabilitation for his injuries. Sgt. Haworth then spent an additional five months at a Community Based Warrior Transition Unit closer to home. Sgt. Haworth returned home to Olmsted Township, Ohio during autumn 2012 where he currently resides with his wife Mallorie and daughter Emma.
Read the press release on H.O.N.O.R.S. decision to choose Sgt. Haworth as the foundation's second recipient of a home for disabled veterans.
Read Sgt. Haworth's personal biography.
March with H.O.N.O.R.S. in the New York City Annual Veterans Day Parade on Sunday November 11, 2012. To learn more about how to join H.O.N.O.R.S. in honoring our Veterans during the parade, please contact Kathleen McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
H.O.N.O.R.S. Co-Founder and President Charles Vitchers met with Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland at the America's Response Monument at Ground Zero.