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The HERO Fund

The HERO Fund was created as an emergency relief fund serving employees of all Hamra Enterprises entities: Wendy’s of Missouri,Wendy’s of New England, Wendy’s of Chicago, Chicago Bread, Boston Bread, Southern Bread, Hamra Noodles, SJH Inns and Hamra Management. Hamra Enterprises is committed to supporting and respecting its valued employees and the things that matter to them. We’re here to celebrate the good times together and to reach out and lend a hand during the challenging times.

Out of this commitment, The HERO Fund (Hamra Employees Reaching Out) was created as a way for employees to reach out and support each other in times of need. It’s simple to be a HERO: being a HERO can mean donating $1 or more out of each paycheck or making a one-time donation. To ensure the fund can make a difference for as many employees as possible, Hamra Enterprises will match donations to the fund dollar for dollar.

Money donated to The HERO Fund is used to help employees when they apply for an emergency grant. Grants can help in situations where your home is deemed unlivable, pay for transitional housing, funeral expenses and more.

The Funding Process

When an employee applies for emergency funding, their application is reviewed by The HERO Fund administration team to ensure it is complete and includes all necessary documentation. The completed application is sent (without a name to preserve confidentiality) to The HERO Fund Steering Committee for approval. Once the Steering Committee has voted, The HERO Fund administration team will contact the employee to let them know the status of their application, and any approved funds will be mailed directly the employee within 24-48 hours of approval (except in situations involving grants for Relocation Assistance, in which case the check is distributed directly to the landlord.)

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