To Empower America’s Veterans for Continued Success
Who are we
Heroes Walk Among Us is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit with a primary mission to help our local veteran community here in New Mexico. We were founded in March of 2008 by Shane D’Onofrio who has been the head and driving force for HWAU.
We are here to give a hand up and not a hand out
Our goal is to help veterans who are honestly looking for help to improve their lives, not just get a handout and maintain the status quo in a terrible situation. HWAU extends services to veterans and their immediate family; the veteran, their spouse and children. Our goal is helping our New Mexico Veterans overcome the obstacles that are keeping them from moving forward. Some of those obstacles are homelessness, job loss, debt management, and health issues.
How do we verify our veterans
When helping a veteran that comes to our organization, we do verify them. We ask for a form of Government ID and their DD-214 to check their veteran status. We help any veteran that has served 91 days active duty and has been discharged honorable or general. We are unable to help any vet that has an “other than honorable” discharge.
We do not chase our veterans
HWAU looks at our veterans as brothers that are accountable for their own actions. We help those that ask and are ready to make a change in their lives. We are training our veterans to be their own chief or first sergeant, to learn to take their charge of their lives for the better. So we do not chase, we do not hound, we give tools and guidance to boost the confidence of our veterans to be successful.
Our beliefs follow Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in that when our veterans are safe, secure, and have a means to be gainfully employed, they will be successful. Our primary mission is to keep veterans off the street and help them succeed in life after the military. The four areas that we focus on are;
Education and training
Wheels 4 Vets
Status: Heroes Walk Among Us is a 501 (c)3 non profit.
Ways To Give
There are many ways that you can help HWAU. Take a look at all the ways.