A caring organization

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, and Hamra Management. Hamra Enterprises is committed to supporting and respecting its valued employees and the things that matter to them.

HERO stands for Hamra Employees Reaching Out.  Our HERO Fund is funded by employees for employees.  All money donated is used to make a difference for employees.  It’s simple to be a HERO: being a HERO can mean donating as little as $1 or more out of each paycheck. Hamra Enterprises matches donations dollar for dollar to ensure the fund can make a difference for as many employees as possible.

Since its inception, we have grown how the HERO Fund can enable employees to make a difference for each other.  We now have a First-time Homebuyer assistance program and Tuition Reimbursement available for eligible employees.

The Emergency Funding Process

When an employee applies for emergency funding, their application is reviewed by a HERO Fund administrator to assess the pathway forward that will provide the most effective support for the applicant.  Upon submission, an applicant will receive a call from a HERO Fund administrator within 24-48 hours.  Once the administrator has the necessary documentation, the applicant’s HERO grant application will be submitted to the Steering Committee (without a name or any identifying information to preserve confidentiality) to be reviewed and voted on based on the HERO eligibility guidelines and proper documentation.  This review process typically takes 24-48 hours.  Any approved funds will be mailed directly to 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.)

Tuition Reimbursement, First-Time Home Buying Assistance & Financial Wellness Program

For more information about The Tuition Reimbursement grant funding process, click here.

For more information about the First-Time Home Buying Assistance Program, click here.

For more information about the Financial Wellness Program, click here.

back to top